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Second Predator crashes in Iraq in two days

7/31/2007 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle crashed off base Tuesday at approximately 8 p.m. local time.  This was the second Predator to crash in Iraq in two days.   Hostile activity does not appear to be a factor in either crash.

The crash site is in an unpopulated area and no collateral damage or injuries occurred.

A board will be convened to investigate the incident.

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



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