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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154954
Last updated: 22 July 2020
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Date:05-JUN-2011
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic Q1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Atomics MQ-1B Predator
Owner/operator:US Air Force - USAF (US Air Force - United States Air Force)
Registration: 07-3204
C/n / msn: P204
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:110 km NE of Jalalabad -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Narrative:
Loss of satellite link between ground station and UAV. The Predator crashed in a mountainous area. The investigation board report was released by ACC on Sept 6, 2011. The investigation ruled that a lightning strike caused the loss of communications. The $4.4milion Predator was not found.

Sources:

Scramble 407
https://www.airforcemag.com/PDF/AircraftAccidentReports/Documents/2011/060511_MQ-1B_Afghanistan.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Apr-2013 07:38 harro Added
02-Mar-2020 06:51 StokieSteve Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Mar-2020 06:51 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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