> our title:

Turkish Anka UAV Crashes During Acceptance Trials

> original title:

ANKA Press Release

(Source: Turkish Aerospace Industries; issued Sept. 28, 2012)

(Issued in Turkish only; unofficial translation by defense-aerospace.com)

The ANKA unmanned aerial vehicle that performed its first flight in December 2010, and that has flown a six-month-long development test flights program (for a total of about 100 sorties), on Sept. 24, 2012 began acceptance testing activities.

On September 27, 2012, during the test flight of a prototype aircraft, a technical problem occurred that caused it to crash.

Investigations to determine the origin of the fault continue, and acceptance test activities will be continued with other airframes.