Accident General Atomics MQ-1B Predator 99-3061, Monday 3 January 2011
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Date:Monday 3 January 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic Q1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
General Atomics MQ-1B Predator
Owner/operator:432nd WGp /15th RSqn USAF
Registration: 99-3061
MSN: P061
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:approx 115miles west of Kandahar -   Afghanistan
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
ELEC POWER LOSS; LOST LINK; IMPACTED TERRAIN. The Accident Investigation report was released on April 8, 2011. After suffering dual alternator failure 17+ hours into it's mission the 15th RS crew realised the on-board back-up battery had insufficient voltage to allow either a return to Kandahar or divert field so the crew directed the aircraft into an unpopulated region until the battery was depleted and the $4.4million was destroyed in the resulting crash.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

13-May-2018 21:10 ASN archive
03-Mar-2020 17:39 StokieSteve Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Mar-2020 17:40 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
11-Mar-2020 16:17 DG333 Updated [Operator, Source, Operator]
20-Apr-2020 20:55 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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