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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170080
Last updated: 30 November 2020
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Date:23-SEP-2014
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic Q1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Atomics MQ-1B Predator
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF (United States Air Force - USAF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beihan, Shabwa province -   Yemen
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The drone crashed after it struck Shoab Mountain near Beihan.
The USAF reported to the miltarytimes the loss of a MQ-1B operating from Djibouti on this date.
The Washington Post database reported the US$ 5,098,473 aircraft was destroyed after a coolant leak caused the engine to lose power. Air Force investigators withheld the location of the crash but details in their report indicate that the drone was operating over Yemen.

Sources:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/23/uk-yemen-usa-drone-idUKKCN0HI15L20140923?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-usa-drone/drone-crashes-in-south-yemen-witnesses-idUSKCN0HI15P20140923
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/drone-crashes/database/
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/04/06/military-times-aviation-database/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Sep-2014 16:51 gerard57 Added
29-Oct-2019 13:25 Uli Elch Updated [Operator]
08-Mar-2020 20:24 StokieSteve Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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