MQ-1 Predator crashes in eastern Afghanistan
By SOF Editor on Tue, 02/09/2010 - 11:14am
An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft crashed on takeoff in eastern Afghanistan Feb. 9 at approximately 1:50 a.m. local time.
The crash was not due to hostile fire. The crash site has been secured and there were no reports of injuries or property damage.
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 incident.