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Predator crashes north of Joint Base Balad

8/1/2008 - JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq (AFPN) -- An MQ-1 Predator crashed north of Joint Base Balad at approximately 10:45 a.m. local time Aug 1.

The aircraft is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted vehicle used primarily to conduct armed reconnaissance.

A board will convene to investigate the crash.



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