U.S. Army Special Mission Aircraft (with paint scheme that disguises its real mission) crash lands in Iraq

It's not really a passenger plane....

On Mar. 5, a U.S. Army MC-12W Liberty plane crash landed near Erbil, Iraq. According to the Kurdish media outlet Rudaw, the plane, registered N6351V, landed in an open field near the town of Kawrgosk 37 km west of the capital Erbil and 10 Km from the international airport. Soon after the aircraft crash landed, a U.S. helicopter with a TRAP (Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel) team arrived on the scene ...

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David Cenciotti is a freelance journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written four books.