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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 167498
Last updated: 9 December 2019
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Date:22-JAN-2002
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic Q1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Atomics RQ-1L Predator
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 97-3031
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:within Pakistan -   Pakistan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed after its engine failed and the aircraft went into an uncommanded dive. Crashed About 9 miles from base.
Cause: crew's failure to complete checklist items in the correct order. This resulting in the stability augmentation system and engine ignition being inadvertently turned off in flight.

Sources:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/national/drone-crashes/database/?noredirect=on
AFM July 2002, p75


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jun-2014 07:27 harro Added
09-Dec-2019 13:36 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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