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Air Force reports destroying Ukrainian Bayraktar drone that lost control over Kyiv

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 4, 2023 11:41 PM 1 min read
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One of the drones shot down over Kyiv late on May 4 was a Bayraktar TB2, used by Ukrainian forces, that had lost control "during a scheduled flight," Ukraine's Air Force reported.

The military said that the uncontrolled presence of a drone in the sky could lead to "unwanted consequences," so the air defense destroyed it.

According to the Air Force, the incident was likely caused by a technical malfunction. "It's a shame, but it's technology, and such things happen."

The Bayraktar is a Turkish medium-altitude long-endurance combat drone, which Turkey has been supplying to Ukraine for the past few years.

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