Predator crashes in eastern Afghanistan

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An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned Aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan May 8 in the early afternoon hours. 

The crash was not due to hostile fire, and there were no injuries or damage to property as a result of the crash.

The aircraft is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft. The Predator's primary mission is conducting armed reconnaissance.

A board will be convened to investigate the incident. 

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