Monday, May 30, 2011

Mirage 2000 recovery.

5/26/2011 By Staff Sgt. Theresa E. Seng

2nd Marine Logistics Group

An M88 Recovery Vehicle hoists the body of a downed French  Mirage 2000 aircraft during a recovery mission May 27, 2011. U.S., French and Italian forces conducted an 81-mile combat logistics patrol from Regional Command Southwest to retrieve the French jet without incident in the Bakwa district of Regional Command West in Afghanistan May 27, 2011. Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) took the lead on the mission. In direct support of the battalion were teams from 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 2nd MLG (Fwd.), along with the Army's 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion providing heavy equipment transport capabilities, an Aircraft Recovery Fire Fighting team from Marine Wing Support Squadron 272, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, a French aircraft recovery team and an Italian team escorting the convoy from the RC boundary to the crash site where they continued to provide security for the duration of the operation in support of the International Security Assistance Force.

1 comment :

  1. The Mirage appears really messed up, hardly seems worth of recovery. Might've been better to just put some thermite in it and walk away.


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