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Photo: AP, June 17, 2000
General James L. Jones, Commandant of the Marine Corps, center, talks with the crew chief SSGT Avely Runnels, left, through his headset, aboard a V-22 Osprey over China Lakes Naval Air Warfare Center, Calif. Hoping to quell fears about the safety of the new military aircraft, Gen. James L. Jones took the first MV-22 Osprey passenger flight since the deaths. Jones' wife Diane sits at right.