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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210883
Last updated: 11 March 2020
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Date:17-JAN-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 /18th RS USAF (432nd WG /18th RS United States Air Force)
Registration: 09-3260
C/n / msn: P-260
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, 60 miles off Libya -   Libya
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
MQ-1 AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED LOSS OF THRUST AND IMPACTED TERRAIN, AC DESTROYED.
The Air Comat Command Accident Investigation Board findings were publicly released on 10th July, 2014. The US$ 4.59million aircraft ditched in the Mediterranean 11.5 hours into its mission. It was not recovered. However, using the GCS data logs the investigators determined that a loss of coolant led to a loss of engine thrust and gradual descent from 14,000ft to impact the sea over a 50-minute time-span.

Sources:

1.https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/04/06/military-times-aviation-database/
2.https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/drone-crashes/database/
3.https://www.airforcemag.com/AircraftAccidentReports/Documents/2014/01714_MQ1B_MEDITERRANEAN.pdf
4.https://www.uasvision.com/2014/07/24/coolant-leak-caused-mq-1b-predator-mediterranean-crash/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-May-2018 21:10 ASN archive
08-Mar-2020 12:33 StokieSteve Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-Mar-2020 16:15 DG333 Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Operator]

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