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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 183299
Last updated: 26 March 2020
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Date:07-JAN-2016
Time:12:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic Q1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Atomics MQ-1B Predator
Owner/operator:432nd WG USAF (432nd WG United States Air Force)
Registration: 08-3245
C/n / msn: P-245
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Akashat, Anbar Province -   Iraq
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Narrative:
Crashed. The UAV was flying a combat mission when the ground pilot lost control of the aircraft, according to the US Air Force.

The Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board findings were publicly released on 1st June, 2017.

The armed US$ 5.09million aircraft crashed after a primary control module anomaly caused multiple on-board system failures and loss of control by the Whiteman AFB-based 20th ATKS.

Sources:

https://twitter.com/bjoernstritzel/status/685505510381096961
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2016/01/08/air-force-says-drone-crash-in-iraq-was-an-accident/
https://www.airforcemag.com/PDF/AircraftAccidentReports/Documents/2017/010716_MQ1B_CENTCOM.pdf
https://www.acc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1199592/mq-1b-accident-investigation-released/
Scramble (#441) / Air Forces Monthly (February 2016)

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2016 18:46 abel 83 Added
08-Jan-2016 21:12 harro Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2020 14:48 StokieSteve Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2020 14:49 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
26-Mar-2020 14:50 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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