Skyfall: High-tech debris rains on Dadu

Published: November 30, 2012

View of metal part that fell in Dadu. PHOTO: EXPRESS

View of metal part that fell in Dadu. PHOTO:  EXPRESS Some of the metallic objects that were found in Johi taluka, Dadu. PHOTO: EXPRESS
DADU: 

Locals in Dadu were ‘treated’ to some heavy metal on Wednesday.

According to reports, following a thunderous sound, villagers witnessed metal debris falling from the sky in the Johi taluka of Dadu district, Sindh.

It was unclear what the debris was of. Increasing the intrigue was the fact that the local administration remained tightlipped about the incident and declined to describe the nature of the metal pieces.

The police was silent on the matter, and the military was quick to the site. “We have been kept away from this matter,” said Dadu SSP Usman Ghani. “The army is looking into it.”

Police sources said that a “Colonel Mushtaq” and “Colonel Amjad” from the Hyderabad Cantonment have secured the sites as well as the metal debris.

Leaked photographs showed that the devices were equipped with fuel tanks, CPUs, electric circuits, card readers, exhausts and gauges.  There was plenty of speculation linked to the debris, including linking it with the Hatf-V missile field tested by the Pakistan Army from its National command Center the same day (Wednesday).

Police sources said the pieces weighed between two to 180kg, adding that all of them are yet to be recovered from the villages. No one was harmed in the incident. The debris reportedly fell in the villages of Haveli, Khazani, Shahak Lodhlani, Wazir Lund and Ahmed Lund in Dadu and Garo Jabal and Abu Bakar Brohi villages in the bordering Balochistan.

Abdul Nadeem Brohi, a resident of Garo Jabal village, said, “We were ploughing our land when we saw a heavy piece of iron falling down from the sky.” Garo Jabal village is where the heaviest piece of metal, weighing around 180 kg, had fallen.

According to reports, some villagers took away smaller pieces, which looked like burnt iron and rods. SHO Nazeer Mallah said that they failed to retrieve anything from the Haveli and Khazani villages.

Military officials could not be reached for their version.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 30th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (20)

  • karachi Kid
    Nov 30, 2012 - 5:07AM

    No ufos…just some debris from missiles or military tech

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  • Nov 30, 2012 - 5:51AM

    Well there is a flight control computer in first picture, probably someone shot down a drone or some UAV

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  • Harris
    Nov 30, 2012 - 8:14AM

    This is not the actual Missile HATF, this is the height controller giving it the required height before falling down from the back of the missile, the actual missille has much more sophisticated electronics with precision guidance and it must have reched its target!! Pakistan Zindabad

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  • Oshkara!
    Nov 30, 2012 - 9:07AM

    It’s normal machinery of a Weather Balloon sent into the highest-sky in hundreds every day from airports, universities and labs testing and forecasting weather for travel, business, news and research purposes. Easy way is to give a descriptive title then put this picture on YouTube and someone will respond who has seen or did send this out.

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  • ASQ
    Nov 30, 2012 - 10:09AM

    It’s a component of aeroplane engine begin run on water.

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  • Nov 30, 2012 - 10:44AM

    All of us commenters and the staff of ET remain thankful it did not konk us on the head. SalamsRecommend

  • Mute
    Nov 30, 2012 - 11:06AM

    Forget the missile…

    Some one needs to change those village names before they get blown up by TTP.

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  • Salman
    Nov 30, 2012 - 12:50PM

    Now we have aliens from the near by galaxy controlling our skies along with the American drones huh

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  • Sal
    Nov 30, 2012 - 2:12PM

    lol @ Mute !! You just cracked me up !!

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  • Sakina
    Nov 30, 2012 - 3:28PM

    Dude .. lol.. it has stuff written in english.. aliens speak english too? waah re universal language! lol.. cant be a UFO, seriously!Recommend

  • Taha
    Nov 30, 2012 - 3:29PM

    May be some Drunk alien … did some over speeding

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  • Anas
    Nov 30, 2012 - 4:10PM

    Maybe a decepticon just fell

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  • zafar
    Nov 30, 2012 - 5:08PM

    Thunder balls

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  • scotchpak
    Nov 30, 2012 - 5:18PM

    It could not be Pakistani. The English is not misspelt

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  • Khan
    Nov 30, 2012 - 5:44PM

    That was a drone missile which went off before landing.

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  • Khan
    Nov 30, 2012 - 8:11PM

    Forget about what kind of debris this is .. the actual worrying matter is the immaturity of Pakistani media .. although freedom of media is corner stone of any democracy but in every developed country media is mature enough to distinguish what is good or bad for its country and then reports or censors news accordingly.
    Here we knew that for the interest of country they should not have publish the photographs since they give clear clue as to what type of technology we have but yet some immature took the pics and another published it along with the names of those Army Colonels. British media chose to not publish private pictures of the Princess not because they could not but because they knew its harmful for their country despite the fact they were published in other countries.
    I wonder if our media even considers the purpose of publishing a story. Height of immaturity is appalling.

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  • dude
    Nov 30, 2012 - 9:14PM

    its none other but zaid hamid’s alien family

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  • Zaid Hamhead
    Dec 1, 2012 - 11:40AM

    ISPR knows only about the paint it had, the tech came from china so till the chinese give an explanation ISPR will put googly. After the all Pak is the greatest painter and china supplier of low tech. Enjoy the biproduct.Recommend

  • KPK.GB.KHI
    Dec 1, 2012 - 7:51PM

    @Zaid Hamhead:
    One citizen can understand the pain of another. Don’t feel too guilty, the whole world is importing from China. If Indians could produce better we would import from them. As a mater of fact China could become a large exporter to India with the speed it’s taking over their market with better quality and cheaper products. By the way the millions of dollars worth of machine parts, arms and ammunition plus electronic, pharma. Chem. Plastic, fabrics that Pakistan exports is not a Paint Job in Chinese goods. Only if one don’t waste time s/he can become a factor in the gowth of nation.

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  • Jeddyhi
    Dec 5, 2012 - 7:31PM

    FLIGHT CONTROL COMPUTER…..Recommend

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