US spy plane crashes in Iraq

An American spy plane crashed in southern Iraq on Friday during a pre-dawn mission, the US military said.

US spy plane crashes in Iraq

The remotely piloted long-endurance MQ-1 Predator crashed after it was launched from what was described as "Ali Base," the US airforce authorities in Iraq said in a statement.

It gave no additional details about the incident or where the aircraft went down, but added that an investigation would be launched.

"Mechanical failure is suspected," the statement said.

US troops rely heavily on spy planes to search out militiamen targeting American forces.


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