Security and Crime
US surveillance drone crashes in ChamanBy Hijratullah Kharotai Aug 26, 2011 - 11:32
QUETTA (PAN): An unnamed aerial vehicle (UAV) of the United States has crashed near a paramilitary force office in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, an official said on Friday.
The drone, 4 metres wide and 3 metres long, went down near the Frontier Corps (FC) Fort in the Chaman border town on Thursday night, a police officer told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The surveillance aircraft fell 300 meters east of Frontier Corps Fort, some two kilometres inside Pakistani territory, Mohammad Saeed Agha said. The UAV flew over frontier for an hour before it crashed due to a technical fault.
Paramilitary forces cordoned off the site and shifted the wreckage to their compound. "Two cameras and other parts of the drone were recovered," said another security official, who did not want to be named.
It was a spying plane that crashed a few yards away from the FC Fort, the Dawn newspaper reported. "There was a technical fault and no one hit the drone," it quoted a senior FC official as saying.