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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180510
Last updated: 21 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic Q1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Atomics MQ-1B Predator
Owner/operator:432nd WG USAF (432nd WG United States Air Force)
Registration: 05-3136
C/n / msn: P-136
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Muwafaqiya area in Wasit province -   Iraq
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
The drone crashed, due to a technical failure.

The Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board Report was released in early November, 2016. The U$$ 5.2million aircraft (including munitions) crashed after electronic flight control component failure caused by a lightning strike. This cause was determined from manufacturer analysis of components from the recovered wreckage.

Scramble (#438) / Air Forces Monthly (December 2015)

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

Revision history:

19-Oct-2015 08:40 gerard57 Added
19-Oct-2015 08:42 harro Updated [Embed code]
19-Oct-2015 12:29 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
20-Oct-2015 19:45 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
14-Mar-2020 14:20 StokieSteve Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2020 14:21 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
14-Mar-2020 14:21 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
26-Mar-2020 14:51 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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