Sources in the Hebrew press have revealed that an Israeli reconnaissance drone has exploded in Afghanistan while attempting to land following a flight mission.
Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, reported in its electronic version that Israeli Military Industries Ltd had sold the drone to the German army, and that it had exploded on its inaugural flight under German command.
The Israeli daily quoted German sources as saying that following an experimental flight on March 17th; the air vehicle veered off course and struck a parked passenger aircraft.
According to Yedioth Ahronoth, the drone which has a 16 meter wingspan was completely destroyed. An Israel Aerospace Industries official said that investigations were ongoing. He added that IAI would compensate the German army by replacing the destroyed aircraft.
Source: Al-Quds Press