Congressional Delegation’s C-130 Takes Evasive Action
American Forces Press Service
BAGHDAD, Aug. 31, 2007 The crew of a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft transporting visiting members of Congress took evasive measures yesterday when they observed surface-to-air fire upon departure from Baghdad International Airport, military officials reported.
A statement issued by Multinational Force Iraq said the aircrew dispensed flares as a defensive countermeasure and conducted standard evasive maneuvers. The statement did not identify the delegation’s members.
The aircraft, crew and passengers safely completed their flight, officials said.
(From a Multinational Force Iraq news release.)