Incident General Atomics MQ-1B Predator ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160439
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Date:Tuesday 9 April 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic Q1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
General Atomics MQ-1B Predator
Owner/operator:27th SOW /3rd SOS USAF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Northern Mali -   Mali
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The aircraft, an MQ-1B, crashed in a remote area of northern Mali, near the border with Algeria.
The crash was confirmed by US Africa Command.

The Air Force Special Operations Command Accident Investigation Board report (a scant 13page abbreviated form) was only signed-off in late June, 2014. The cause of the crash was engine failure, the likely cause of the said engine failure was high crankcase pressure, The US$ 4.23million aircraft was destroyed upon impact.


Revision history:

12-Sep-2013 16:58 gerard57 Added
05-Sep-2016 07:38 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
07-Mar-2020 10:35 StokieSteve Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Jul-2020 20:38 Digger Updated [Operator, Operator]

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