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Published:May 2nd, 2008 03:37 EST
Predator Crashes in Iraq

Predator Crashes in Iraq

By SOP newswire2

BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator crashed in southern Iraq at approximately 4 a.m. local time today.
 
The aircraft was launched from Ali Base.

The aircraft is a medium-altitude long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft.  The MQ-1’s primary mission is conducting armed reconnaissance.
  
A board will be convened to investigate the accident.  Mechanical failure is suspected. 

For more information contact the Balad AB Public Affairs office at 332aew.pa@blab.afcent.af.mil This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .