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  • MQ-1B ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION RELEASED

    An MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft crashed September 4, 2017, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility while forward-deployed and participating in a combat support mission. At the time of the mishap, the aircraft was being operated by an aircrew from the 432d Air Expeditionary Wing, Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va.
  • RQ-4B GLOBAL HAWK ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION RELEASED

    According to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board (AIB) report released today, an RQ-4B Global Hawk that crashed June 21, 2017, near Lone Pine, California, broke up mid-air after experiencing issues with one of its navigational data devices/ navigators. This caused the RQ-4B to enter an unusual flight altitude and experience airspeeds that exceeded structural limitations, from which the aircraft could not recover.
  • F-16C Accident investigation Released

    Improper assembly of the main engine control caused a F-16C to be destroyed upon impacting the ground southwest of Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, April 5, 2017, according to an Accident Investigation Board report released today. The pilot safely ejected and did not sustain any injuries. The aircraft, valued at approximately $22 million, was destroyed.
  • GROUND ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BOARD REPORT RELEASED

    A misalignment and fall of a bomb rack unit during weapons unloading operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility on March 22, 2017, resulted in fatal injuries to an Air Force staff sergeant, according to an Air Combat Command Ground Accident Investigation Board report released today.   The weapons loading crew chief, Staff Sgt.
  • Accident Investigation Board determines maintenance error damaged JSTARS aircraft

    Drain holes in the radome of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft were left covered after depot maintenance allowing water to accumulate and damage some of the aircraft's electrical systems, according to a recently released Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation Board report. AFMC administered the
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