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Osprey Down

unit insignia of the 8th Special Operations Squadron

The local paper reported that a CV- 22 Osprey went down in Afghanistan with four dead:

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A CV-22 Osprey from Hurlburt Field crashed in southeastern Afghanistan Thursday night, killing three service members and one government contractor.

The Osprey, an Air Force tilt-rotor aircraft that can take off and land as a helicopter, went down about 7 miles from Qalat, the capital of Zabul province, a NATO news release said. It was carrying U.S. forces.

“Numerous other service members” were injured and were taken to a nearby military base for treatment, NATO said.

The aircraft was assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron, so the names that will be released tomorrow will probably be of some of my neighbors. The area was getting hyped for the big air show that is part of the Eglin celebration, and now the missing man formation will be inserted.

April 9, 2010   5 Comments

Friday Cat Blogging

Gargoyle Job Action

Friday Cat Blogging

No sun, no work!

[Editor: Normally Ringo would be peering over the edge of the roof like a proper gargoyle, but she is hoping for the clouds to open up in the West.]

Friday Ark

April 9, 2010   16 Comments