HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - An Air Force report says an October drone crash in Afghanistan was caused by a propeller malfunction.
An MQ-1B Predator was intentionally crashed into a non-residential area about 10 hours into a surveillance mission on Oct. 26
The aircraft and one air-to-ground Hellfire missile were destroyed on impact. An investigative report released Wednesday by Air Combat Command in Virginia says the drone was intentionally crashed because a suitable landing location couldn't be found after the propeller started to malfunction
There were no injuries and the Air Force says the loss is valued at about $4.6 million.
The drone's crew and pilot were assigned to Creech Air Force Base, Nev.
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