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U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs
SOUTHWEST ASIA – 09.14.2009
An Air Force MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aircraft System crashed in central Iraq at approximately 12:45 p.m. Baghdad time, Sept. 14.
The crash was not due to hostile fire. The crash site has been secured and there were no reports of civilian injuries or damage to civilian property.
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.
For more information, contact U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs at 011-974-458-9855 and connect to 436-1624/1412 or email at Public Affairs