At around 22:00 (GMT) residents in Croatia’s capital Zagreb were rudely awoken by the sound of an explosion, as a drone crashed into a field in the southwestern Jarun district.
Thankfully no one was killed by the explosion caused by the drone however approximately 40 parked cars sustained damage during the incident.
In a statement Zagreb’s mayor Tomislav Tomasevic said “it’s amazing that no-one was injured”.
Markings located on the debris included Cyrillic lettering and a five-pointed star, which suggested that the drone was Soviet-era TU-141 reconnaissance aircraft.
Despite the drones age it has been deployed by the Ukrainian military both in 2014 and during the current conflict.
Croatia’s Index news website has suggested that it may have been a case of user error as the drone may have flown to Jarun in Zagreb rather than the similar sounding area in Ukraine called Yarun.
Since the initial crash there has been “traces of explosives found and clues suggesting that this was not a reconnaissance aircraft were found. We found parts of an air bomb,” Croatian Defense Minister Mario Banozic has stated.
Banozic then went onto say that this raises further questions about whether the drone belonged to Russia or Ukraine. He said that “there are elements that indicated it could have come from both”