The aircraft crashed in an unpopulated area and there were no military or civilian injuries, according to the statement by 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs.
“The initial assessment is that the aircraft experienced mechanical failure. An investigation is underway to determine the specific cause of the crash” read the statement.
The U.S. military and Turkish officials “have positive control of the crash site”.
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.
Air Force MQ-1 Predator is an unmanned aerial vehicle built used by the United States Air Force and Central Intelligence Agency.