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RPA crashes in central Iraq

By SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS), / Published January 08, 2016

An Air Force MQ-1 Predator crashed in central Iraq at approximately 12:50 p.m. local time Jan 7.

The remotely piloted aircraft was flying a combat mission when positive control of the aircraft was lost. The RPA crash was not due to enemy fire. There are no reports of civilian injuries or damage to civilian property at the crash site.

The Predator was destroyed and is not in enemy hands.

An investigation board will convene to determine the specific cause of the crash.

For more information, contact U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs at 011-974-4458-9555 and connect to 436-4102/1412 or email afcent.pa@afcent.af.mil.



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