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crash imageThe engine broke off from the rear end of the fuselage where I was sitting. You can see the remnants of "Delaware Air National Guard" painted on the side.

It's good for advertisement and recruiting to paint the name of your outfit on the side of your aircraft and vehicles. But when you have an accident, and get your name on a wreck on the front page of the local newspaper, you get famous for having crashes. So when you have a crash, first get the survivors out, then take your name off with paint remover and paint on "U.S. Navy" or better yet "Iraqi Air Force".

There was quite a bit of fire damage, because they couldn't get anything in but hand-carried fire extinguishers through the rough terrain.