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MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle crashes

1/17/2007 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- A U.S. Central Command Air Forces MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle crashed five miles southeast of Baghdad International Airport Jan. 17 at approximately 11:35 p.m. local Baghdad time. The crash site is an unpopulated area and no collateral damage or injuries occurred.

The aircraft is a medium-altitude long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft. The MQ-1's primary mission is conducting armed reconnaissance.

The crash does not appear to be from hostile activity. A board will be convened to investigate the incident.

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