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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149107
Last updated: 3 March 2021
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Date:18-MAY-2002
Time:03:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic Q1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Atomics RQ-1K Predator
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 98-3039
C/n / msn: P039
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Jacobabad AB -   Pakistan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Jacobabad Air Base
Destination airport:Jacobabad Air Base
Narrative:
An unmanned RQ-1B Predator UAV crashed near the remote Karim Bakhsh village in southwestern Pakistan on 18 May. The reconnaissance aircraft came down close to the Jacobabad Air Base.
The pilot had lost control and the aircraft went into an inverted spin.
Cause: improper assembly of a control servo by the manufacturer.

Sources:

Combat aircraft vol.04, 2002, No.3 June, page 16
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/national/drone-crashes/database/?noredirect=on
Scramble


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Sep-2012 04:54 krasatpi Added
25-Jun-2014 07:28 harro Updated [Date, Nature, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2019 17:55 TB Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]
29-Dec-2020 20:19 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
29-Dec-2020 20:23 TB Updated [Cn]

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