The Orion unmanned aerial vehicle crashed 70 metres from residential buildings, according to the press secretary of the Governor of the Ryazan Region Denis Arapov.
According to him “there were no casualties or destruction caused by the accident” .
The vehicle was performing a test flight.
Arapov said that since the drone was supposed to land on the runway in Protasovo, all emergency services were ready. “But it did not fly, it fell,” he said.
Под Рязанью разбился БПЛА «Орион» разработки компании «Кронштадт». Беспилотник упал в 13:00 у жилого дома в поселке Листвянка, срубив половину растущей в огороде сосны. pic.twitter.com/2aSxXmKcys— ALF nt (@Julius_ALF) November 16, 2019
According to the spokesman for the governor, emergency services arrived at the scene in a matter of minutes and began inspecting the scene.
“Later, specialists from the Ministry of Defence, together with the employees of the Ministry of Emergencies, began to retrieve the drone. At the moment, as I know, it has been retrieved,” Arapov said.