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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.)

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