Soviet-era drone that crashed in Croatia exploded

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Soviet-era drone that crashed in Croatia exploded

A Soviet era reconnaissance drone that crashed in the Croatian capital of Zagreb last month without harm to residents, exploded an aerial bomb that exploded after hitting the ground, a panel of experts said.

The investigators did not want to reveal the drone's intended target or who had sent it, but Hungary had said that the Tupolev TU 141 drone had entered Hungary via Romanian airspace after being detected over Ukraine and had entered Hungary via Romanian airspace.

The Croatian government said that the drone, which was 1,000 metres high, flew from Hungary on March 10 and crashed seven minutes after entering Croatia's airspace.

Both Croatia and Hungary are NATO members.

Two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine in a military operation called an unprovoked attack, the incident occurred in a special military operation that Western nations call an unprovoked attack.

A detailed analysis of its metal fragments showed that the drone carrying an OFAB 100-120 aerial bomb hit the ground because of parachute failure, but no traces of military explosives, such as Trinitrotoluene TNT, were found on it, said Ivana Bacic, an expert on explosives, at a news conference in Zagreb.

The explosion tore down to the gases so it was not possible to identify it, Bacic said.

The investigators said 96 vehicles were damaged by the explosion near Jarun Lake in Zagreb, estimated to have cost 600,000 kuna AUD $116,040.