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Predator mishap occurs on Balad runway

4/4/2008 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- (AFPN) -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator ran off of the runway here while landing at approximately 12:40 p.m. local time April 4.

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.

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