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Predator crashes in Iraq

12/17/2007 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN)  -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials announced an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle crashed at approximately 1:30 p.m. local time Dec. 17 near Al Muqdadiya in Iraq.

The aircraft is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft. 

The Predator's primary mission is conducting armed reconnaissance.

A board of Air Force officials will convene to investigate the incident. 

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