Incident General Atomics MQ-9A Reaper ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184671
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Date:Saturday 20 February 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic Q9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
General Atomics MQ-9A Reaper
Owner/operator:432nd WG USAF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kandahar airfield -   Afghanistan
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:KDH / OAKN
Destination airport:KDH / OAKN
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The military drone crashed on the airfield. The cause is under investigation but hostile fire was not a factor.

The Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board findings were publicly released on 13th April, 2017.
The US $ 12.3 million aircraft crashed short of the runway during a simulated flame-out approach. The board ruled the cause as pilot error - specifically setting the power too low and then failing to recognise the aircraft entering a too steep descent path during the approach.

Air Forces Monthly (April 2016) / Scramble (#442)

Revision history:

21-Feb-2016 08:02 gerard57 Added
21-Feb-2016 08:02 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Feb-2016 18:52 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2020 17:25 StokieSteve Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2020 14:49 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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