Skip to comments.Iraqi military helicopter crashes delivering aid to north after too many climb aboard
Posted on 08/12/2014 1:25:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
BAGHDAD A Russian-built Iraqi military helicopter providing aid to those stranded on a mountain fleeing Sunni militants crashed Tuesday after too many tried to climb aboard, killing the pilot, said the army spokesman.
Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said in a statement that Iraqi parliamentarian Vian Dakheel, of the minority Yazidi community most affected by the fighting, was aboard the Mi-17 helicopter and was injured in the crash. She and others aboard were evacuated to a hospital in the nearby Kurdish autonomous region.
The New York Times reported on its website that reporter Alissa J. Rubin, riding along on the helicopter for a story, suffered an apparent concussion and broken wrists in the crash. Photographer Adam Ferguson was also on board but uninjured.
The helicopter delivered aid to the people stranded in Sinjar and too many people boarded it and it hit the mountain during takeoff, said the Iraqi statement.
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Kick people off. The two reporter were 400# of dead worthless weight.
One was a reporter, but this story does need to be gotten out to the world. The other was an elected representative of the Yazidi people and probably needed to see it. We complain that Bush did not go to New Orleans and Obama didn’t go some disaster places. It always has mixed results and decision making involved.
Rwanga - I donated today.
Still doesn’t need to be on the ac lifting in supplies. Fly over would work for that.
the story can get out without the reporter getting out