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Predator crashes north of Balad

6/3/2008 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- An MQ-1 Predator crashed north of Balad Air Base at approximately 10:40 p.m. local time June 2.

The unmanned aerial vehicle was approximately 2 kilometers from the base.

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

A board will be convened to investigate the accident.

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