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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210878
Last updated: 27 November 2020
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Date:26-APR-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:432nd WG USAF (432nd WG United States Air Force)
Registration: 07-3213
C/n / msn: P-213
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Jalalabad Airbase, Nangarhar Province -   Afghanistan
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:JAA / OAJL
Destination airport:JAA / OAJL
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Narrative:
MQ-1B; OIL LOSS; ENGINE FAIL; LOST LINK; IMPACTED GND; DESTROYED
The results of the Air Combat Command Accident Investigation board report were publicly released on 9th October, 2014. The US$ 4.61million aircraft crashed due to an engine oil leak just over 5 hours into a sortie from Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The aircraft suffered a rapid loss of oil (seen by the aircraft's own camera) until the engine seized and the operating crew from the 214th RS, AZ ANG, unable to reach JAF, had to seek a non-populated area for the Predator to crash. No parts of the aircraft were recovered so an exact cause of the oil system failure could be determined.

Sources:

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/04/06/military-times-aviation-database/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/drone-crashes/database/
https://www.airforcemag.com/PDF/AircraftAccidentReports/Documents/2014/042614_MQ1B_jalalabad.pdf
https://www.uasvision.com/2014/10/14/mq-1b-predator-accident-report-released/

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-May-2018 21:10 ASN archive
08-Mar-2020 14:32 StokieSteve Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Mar-2020 14:37 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
11-Mar-2020 16:11 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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