V-22 Dust Storm

U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 8 (CLB-8), 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Fwd.), arrive at the impact site with French soldiers to recover the wreckage of a French Mirage 2000 jet fighter aircraft northwest of Forward Operating Base Delaram, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 25, 2011. CLB-8 assisted the French forces in support of International Security Assistance Force operations. (DoD photo by SSgt Jeff Kaus, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 8 (CLB-8), 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Fwd.), arrive at the impact site with French soldiers to recover the wreckage of a French Mirage 2000 jet fighter aircraft northwest of Forward Operating Base Delaram, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 25, 2011. CLB-8 assisted the French forces in support of International Security Assistance Force operations. (DoD photo by SSgt Jeff Kaus, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

The plane went down Tuesday due to malfunction. The crew is safe.

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  1. LZ Washington was a couple blocks from my sork site, the when I was in Baghdad. Besides all the choppers coming and going, there were a few Ospreys as well. You could always tell them from anything else by how freakin loud they were, and if you had line of sight to Washington……..the dust storm they always kicked up (mind you; this was a concrete pad LZ!) was totally awesome too. Can’t imagine how bad they’d be, in moon dust!

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