Predator Loss Explained

Predator Loss Explained: A failed ignition module was the primary cause of an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle crash July 30, 2007, at Balad AB, Iraq, according to the findings of the accident investigation board that Air Combat Command released March 27. The Predator, assigned to the 432d Wing at Creech AFB, Nev., went down 92 meters short of the Balad runway and was severely damaged with losses valued at about $2.2 million, plus some damage to airfield lights.