Incident General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 344837
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Date:Tuesday 22 August 2023
Time:c. 11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic Q9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
Owner/operator:US Air Force (USAF)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Kanoya Air Base (RJFY) -   Japan
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Kanoya Air Base (RJFY)
Destination airport:Kanoya Air Base (RJFY)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A USAF MQ-9 Reaper, temporarily based at Kanoya Air Base, Japan suffered a runway excursion upon landing. The UAV hit a ground equipment and came to rest on grass beside the runway. The affected runway(s) was closed for inspection until 14:15 LT. No injuries were reported.

Weather data at Kanoya AMeDAS station (located c. 2 km northeast of RJFY) at 11:00 LT:
wind southeast 1.5 m/s, temperature 32.0 °C, dew-point 23.5 °C, no precipitation, 100% sunshine duration in the past an hour.


Revision history:

23-Aug-2023 12:21 isamuel Added
23-Aug-2023 16:08 Aerossurance Updated

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