Incident General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper , 20 Oct 2014
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170544
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Type:Silhouette image of generic Q9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
Owner/operator:USAF (United States Air Force)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Diori Hamani International Airport, Niamey -   Niger
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:NIM / DRRN
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A U.S. military UAV returning from a surveillance mission. Crashed damaging the runway. It was unarmed.

The Washington Post later reported that the Accident Investigation Board stated that aircraft bounced five times upon landing causing the landing gear to collapse resulting in US$ 6,444,882 of damage.




Revision history:

20-Oct-2014 18:43 harro Added
28-Oct-2014 09:45 plcedi Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Mar-2020 20:34 StokieSteve Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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