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Rare Aircraft Makes an Appearance at a Yakima Museum

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YAKIMA, Wash.--A World War II Veteran enjoyed the celebration of a lifetime for his 99th birthday.

William Oscar Tate was thrilled to see his grandson, Captain Benjamin Tate, fly an MV-22 Osprey to his party at the Mcallister Museum.

The rare aircraft is well known for its ability to take off vertically like a helicopter. It's designed for assault support, cargo lift operations and can carry up to 24 troops.

Hundreds of people came out Tuesday just to catch a glimpse.


"It's truly amazing," said Captain Tate. "I didn't expect anything like this. I told my folks that I'm going to have the opportunity to fly in here really quick, say hi to my grandfather. I got a hold of the folks here at the museum and told them that'd I be here."

People got a chance to look inside the MV- 22 Osprey before it was flown back to Tacoma.

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