Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Predator crashes over Afghanistan

Predator crashes over Afghanistan: "An MQ-1 Predator was lost over Afghanistan on Nov. 21, the Air Force announced four days after the accident.

The Predator crashed after operators lost contact with the plane over southern Afghanistan. Investigators are looking into why the radio link was lost and at other factors involved.There is no indication that enemy fire brought the plane down, a statement said.The Air Force lost 18 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles in fiscal 2009. The Nov. 21 crash was the first reported since fiscal 2010 began Oct. 1."

(Via Air Force Times - News.)

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