Accident General Atomics MQ-1B Predator 08-3245,
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Date:Thursday 7 January 2016
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
Registration: 08-3245
MSN: P-245
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Akashat, Anbar Province -   Iraq
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Crashed. The UAV was flying a combat mission when the ground pilot lost control of the aircraft, according to the US Air Force.

The Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board findings were publicly released on 1st June, 2017.

The armed US$ 5.09million aircraft crashed after a primary control module anomaly caused multiple on-board system failures and loss of control by the Whiteman AFB-based 20th ATKS.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Scramble (#441) / Air Forces Monthly (February 2016)

Revision history:

08-Jan-2016 18:46 abel 83 Added
08-Jan-2016 21:12 harro Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2020 14:48 StokieSteve Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2020 14:49 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
26-Mar-2020 14:50 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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