Incident General Atomics MQ-9ER Reaper ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 281894
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Date:Monday 22 August 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic Q9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
General Atomics MQ-9ER Reaper
Owner/operator:US Air Force (USAF)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Al-Maqzha, Benghazi -   Libya
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Little or no information is available
Videos and photos were shared online, showing a burning aircraft falling down and crashing in al-Maqzha, near Benghazi, Libya.
The Libyan National Army claims it had shot down a drone that had entered the airspace of Benghazi near al-Rajma.

First unconfirmed report identified the drone as an MQ-9. New pics and analysis of a few different angles of the crash site shows what appears to be four propeller blades, indicating that it could be a USAF MQ-9 ER.
In a report the USAF acknowledged to have lost an MQ-9 drone.



Revision history:

22-Aug-2022 18:54 harro Added
22-Aug-2022 18:56 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
23-Aug-2022 05:48 ManuelB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Aug-2022 05:27 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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