Predator crashes in Southern Turkey

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft crashed in an unpopulated area in Southern Turkey at approximately 1:40 a.m. local time, Feb. 3, 2016.

The initial assessment is that the aircraft experienced mechanical failure. An investigation is underway to determine the specific cause of the crash.

There were no military or civilian injuries.  The U.S. military and Turkish officials have positive control of the crash site. 

For more information, contact U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs at 049-6371-47-6558 or email at usafepao.pao@us.af.mil.