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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75415
Last updated: 1 July 2020
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Date:25-JAN-2002
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic Q1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Atomics RQ-1 Predator (UAV)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 96-3022
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:within Pakistan -   Pakistan
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed during a landing attempt after returning early from a surveillance mission over Afghanistan because of fluctuating oil pressure.
Cause: strong wind gusts while operator trying to land it. Structurell damage from a nose-first landing caused further loss of control and hit the ground.

Sources:

Air Forces Monthly MAR 2002, p73/July 2002, p75
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/national/drone-crashes/database/?noredirect=on


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jul-2010 05:24 TB Added
17-Feb-2012 03:04 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Plane category, ]
25-Jun-2014 07:25 harro Updated [Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2019 13:47 TB Updated [Registration, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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