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South Korea 'crashed drone' turns out to be toilet door

Published on May 14, 2014 1:35 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's defence ministry said on Wednesday that a suspected crashed drone spotted by a passerby was a false alarm - it was actually the door of a portable toilet.

The passerby 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 similar sky blue colour to three drones recovered by South Korea in March and April.

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