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MQ-1B Predator crashes in Turkey

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  • U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs
An Air Force MQ-1B Predator, a remotely piloted aircraft, crashed in southern Turkey at approximately 9:36 p.m. local time, Oct. 19.

The aircraft experienced mechanical failure after conducting a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The Air Force maintained positive control and brought the aircraft down in an unpopulated area.

There were no military or civilian injuries. U.S. military and Turkish officials have positive control of the aircraft. An investigation is underway to determine the specific cause of the crash.