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Predator crashes in Afghanistan

by Capt. Toni Tones
455 Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

6/13/2008 - BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator crashed following takeoff at approximately 2 a.m. local time June 12 here.

The aircraft was approximately six miles south of Kandahar Airfield.

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 accident.

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