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  • MQ-1B PREDATOR ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION RELEASED

    An MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft crashed August 17, 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. After normal transfer of aircraft control from the Launch and Recovery Element, commonly known as a Gaining Handover, the pilot observed the aircraft execute an unrecoverable flight maneuver without pilot flight control inputs.
  • 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.
  • MQ-1B ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION RELEASED

    A lost datalink and the mishap crew's misperception of the aircraft's flight control settings caused an MQ-1B to crash March 8, 2016 in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released today. The MQ-1B, assigned to the 432nd Wing and operated by the 15th
  • MQ-1B ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION RELEASED

    An MQ-1B crashed Jan. 7, 2016 in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility after an anomaly within the flight computer commanded the aircraft to descend into the ground, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released today. The MQ-1B assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech AFB, Nev., and operated by a
  • Airmen drive RPA innovation with 1st-ever electronic combat officer course

    In an effort to neutralize the enemy and their ability to impact combat operations, the 57th Wing and 26th Weapons Squadron, in conjunction with Airmen from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, supported and created the U.S. Air Force’s first-ever MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft Electronic Combat Officers course.
  • Airmen drive RPA innovation with 1st-ever electronic combat officer course

    In an effort to neutralize the enemy and their ability to impact combat operations, the 57th Wing and 26th Weapons Squadron, in conjunction with Airmen from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, supported and created the U.S. Air Force’s first-ever MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft Electronic Combat Officers (ECO) course.
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