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MANATI, Puerto Rico  | Puerto Rico demands answers, mourns loss of 9 airmen

MANATI, Puerto Rico  | Puerto Rico demands answers, mourns loss of 9 airmen

MANATI, Puerto Rico  —The nine men came from across the island, joined by a mission to retire one of the oldest planes in the U.S. National Guard.

Together, they had nearly 170 years of service, including recent missions evacuating U.S. citizens left stranded in the Caribbean by major storms and ferrying food, water and generators to their own people after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year.

They were the Buccaneers, members of the 198th Fighter Squadron, husbands and fathers who were supposed to return just days after what was expected to be a brief mission from Georgia to Arizona.

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