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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154955
Last updated: 23 February 2021
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Date:17-MAY-2011
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic Q1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Atomics MQ-1B Predator
Owner/operator:49th WGg USAF (49th WGg United States Air Force)
Registration: 07-3249
C/n / msn: P249
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Djibouti -   Djibouti
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Narrative:
Struck terrain due to GPS altitude inaccuracies which the two operators failed to recognize according to the accident investigation board report was released by Air Combat Command on 12th Sept, 2011. The aircraft and one Hellfire missile were destroyed on impact at a cost of $2,983,766

Sources:

Scramble 407
https://www.airforcemag.com/PDF/AircraftAccidentReports/Documents/2011/051711_MQ-1B_Djibouti.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Apr-2013 08:07 harro Added
02-Mar-2020 06:52 StokieSteve Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
02-Mar-2020 06:52 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
11-Mar-2020 16:17 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]
23-Feb-2021 21:42 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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