A drone which was assigned to deliver blood samples from Area 25 health center to Malawi Blood Transfusion Services (MBTS) offices in Lilongwe crashed on Wednesday at Area 25b soon after taking off.

Police officials have confirmed of the development in a statement made available to faceofmalawi reporter.

According to the report, the drone, which is a fixed quadcopter hybrid aircraft, was being operated by a US national identified as Julie Bateman (29) of Village Reach, an organization which is implementing a pilot project aimed at ensuring quick delivery of blood samples between area 25 health Centre and MBTS offices in Lilongwe.

The drone took off at 1516hrs from the health center and crashed at 1520hrs after it lost attitude when it was flying at about 60 meters above the ground.

The drone was recovered soon after the incident in a maize field. No one was injured during the incident.

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