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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160439
Last updated: 2 November 2020
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Date:09-APR-2013
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic Q1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Atomics MQ-1B Predator
Owner/operator:27th SOW /3rd SOS USAF (27th SOW /3rd SOS United States Air Force)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Northern Mali -   Mali
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft, an MQ-1B, crashed in a remote area of northern Mali, near the border with Algeria.
The crash was confirmed by US Africa Command.

The Air Force Special Operations Command Accident Investigation Board report (a scant 13page abbreviated form) was only signed-off in late June, 2014. The cause of the crash was engine failure, the likely cause of the said engine failure was high crankcase pressure, The US$ 4.23million aircraft was destroyed upon impact.

Sources:

http://www.uasvision.com/2013/07/19/lost-link-caused-predator-crash-in-turkey/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/drone-crashes/database/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Sep-2013 16:58 gerard57 Added
05-Sep-2016 07:38 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
07-Mar-2020 10:35 StokieSteve Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Jul-2020 20:38 Digger Updated [Operator, Operator]

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