ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184671
Last updated: 15 March 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

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 (432nd WG United States Air Force)
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kandahar airfield -   Afghanistan
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:KDH / OAKN
Destination airport:KDH / OAKN
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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description