ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210892
Last updated: 11 March 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:17-SEP-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:432nd WG USAF (432nd WG United States Air Force)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, 20 miles southeast of Catania, Sicily, Italy -
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
MQ-1B; LOST LINK UNDER MCE CONTROL; ACFT DESTROYED; NOT RECOVERED - according to the summary report in the Washington Post database one wing was recovered from the sea

The Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report were released on 2nd April, 2014. A failed power converter caused the US$ 5.3million aircraft to lose control and spiral into the sea just prior to the final crew hand-over to the launch and recovery crew.

Sources:

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/04/06/military-times-aviation-database/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/national/drone-crashes/database/
Scramble (427) / Air Forces Monthly (December 2014)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-May-2018 21:10 ASN archive
08-Mar-2020 08:14 StokieSteve Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-Mar-2020 16:16 DG333 Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description