US Air Force Predator Crashes in Iraq
Dispatches from the Front:
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Dec. 4, 2008 -- An MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft system crashed at about 7:30 a.m. Baghdad time Dec. 4 on the Joint Base Balad runway.
The extent of the damage to the aircraft assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing is unknown at this time.
The Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aircraft system. Its primary mission is interdiction and conducting armed reconnaissance against critical, perishable targets.
A board of officers convened to investigate the incident.
(From a U.S. Air Force news release.)
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