Navy Missed Drone Despite Barrage of Guns

The South Korean Navy responded with Vulcan cannons when a small drone crossed into South Korean airspace on Monday, but failed to gun it down as it was flying too high, it was revealed on Wednesday.

The drone later crashed on Baeknyeong Island on Monday but it was not known if it was shot down.

A government official said, "Our navy shot some 300 rounds with a maximum range of 2 kilometers but the drone was flying at an altitude of 5 to 6 kilometers and we were unable to bring it down."

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 03, 2014 12:27 KST