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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210897
Last updated: 21 December 2020
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Date:27-JUN-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: 07-3195
C/n / msn: P-195
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Jalalabad Airbase, Nangarhar Province -   Afghanistan
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:JAA / OAJL
Destination airport:JAA / OAJL
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Narrative:
MQ-1B; ACFT EXPERIENCED TURBO FAILURE; CRASHED RETURNING TO BASE
Air Combat Command released the findings of the Accident Investigation on 6th January, 2014.
The US$ 4.5million aircraft was destroyed after the operators from the launch and recovery element (62nd ERS Det.1) lost control and it crashed just under a kilometre beyond the runway at Jalalabad AB. The operators had attempted a late go-around due to a strong wind gust over the runway threshold. The aircraft had been returning early to JAF after a turbocharger failure just over 7hours into the sortie.

Sources:

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/04/06/military-times-aviation-database/
https://www.airforcemag.com/PDF/AircraftAccidentReports/Documents/2013/062713_MQ-1B_Jalalabad_full.pdf
https://www.airforcemag.com/turbocharger-failure-wind-gust-led-to-predator-crash/

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-May-2018 21:10 ASN archive
07-Mar-2020 19:45 StokieSteve Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Mar-2020 19:45 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
11-Mar-2020 16:18 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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