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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210903
Last updated: 15 February 2021
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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:27th SOW / 3rd SOS USAF (27th SOW / 3rd SOS United States Air Force)
Registration: 05-3154
C/n / msn: P-154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Northest of Kandahar -   Afghanistan
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Washington Post database reports the MQ-1B crashed northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan after losing the satellite link to the aircraft.

The Special Operations Command Accident Investigation Board found that a lightning strike caused the lost link and damage to other electrical systems. The US$ 4.7million aircraft then automatically entered its flight termination mode which shut down the engine and commanded control inputs to stall, spin and crash the aircraft.


Revision history:

13-May-2018 21:10 ASN archive
07-Mar-2020 09:49 StokieSteve Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2020 16:02 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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