Predator UAV Crashes in Afghanistan
Dispatches from the Front:
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Feb. 8, 2009 -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft crashed in southern Afghanistan Feb. 8, at approx 11:35 a.m. local time.
The aircraft is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft. The MQ-1's primary mission is conducting armed reconnaissance.
A board will be convened to investigate the incident.
(Report from a U.S. Air Force news release.)
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