A US Air Force MQ-1 Predator combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed on Thursday after taking of from Incirlik Air Base was in Turkey.
The incident took place near the southern Turkish city of Adana on Thursday. The reasons behind the incident are unknown, according to the 39th Air Base Wing.
The US military is investigating the incident.
“At this time the safety of our host nation civilians and the recovery and security of our asset is paramount,” Col. David Eaglin, commander of the 39th Air Base Wing, said in as statement. “Our airmen train continuously to respond to incidents such as this, and we are working closely with our host nation partners to ensure this is resolved without conflict.”
The crashed UAV had been reportedly secured by US personnel. The nature of the mission the aircraft was conducting remains unclear.
According to reports, no civilians or military service members were injured in the incident.
Each General Atomics Predator MQ-1 combat UAV costs about $4 million.