A passer-by had reported seeing what he thought was the wreckage of a drone caught among rocks and trees in a fenced off military area - but it turned out to be a false alarm.
‘Crashed drone’ in South Korea turns out to be toilet door
SEOUL // South Korea’s defence ministry said Wednesday that a suspected crashed drone spotted by a walker was a false alarm - it was actually the door of a portable toilet.
A passer-by had reported seeing what he thought was the wreckage of a drone caught among rocks and trees in a fenced off military area, while walking on a hillside in southern Seoul.
But an investigation team sent to the area found that the object was actually the broken door of a portable toilet, a defence ministry spokesman said.
The door was a sky blue colour, similar to three drones recovered by South Korea in March and April.
“The shape from a distance and the colour was probably what created the confusion,” said the spokesman.
Seoul said last week that a joint investigation with US experts had provided indisputable proof that the three recovered drones were flown from North Korea and had been pre-programmed to fly over South Korean military installations.
North Korea angrily denied any link with the drones, accusing the South of “fabricating” the evidence.