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Unread post09 Jun 2020, 02:23

Wyoming National Guard plane crashes into Iraqi base, no fatalities reported

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Associated Press | Published: June 8, 2020
BAGHDAD — A U.S. military plane crashed into an Iraqi military base north of the capital on Monday without causing fatalities, the U.S.-led coalition said.
Separately, a rocket landed on the periphery of Baghdad airport, the Iraqi military said, without providing further details. There were no reported casualties or damage.
The crash of the C-130 in Iraq’s Camp Taji injured four servicemen and was deemed an accident, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition Myles Caggins told the Associated Press.
Caggins said the plane had overshot the runway and crashed into a wall, resulting in damage to the aircraft and a small fire.
“Four service members on the plane sustained non-life-threatening injuries and are being treated at Camp Taji’s medical facility,” Caggins said in a statement after the incident. “Enemy activity is not suspected; the incident remains under investigation.”
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A statement issued Monday evening suggested the C-130 belonged to the Wyoming Air National Guard.
“We have been made aware of an aircraft mishap involving members of the Wyoming Air National Guard while conducting operations in a deployed location,” said a message on its official Facebook page. “A C-130 departed the runway surface causing non-life threatening injuries to four on board. More information will be forthcoming as made available.”
There were seven crew members and 26 passengers aboard the flight, Iraqi official said. Among the injured were two pilots. The official spoke on condition of anonymity, in line with regulations.
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Unread post12 Jun 2020, 22:19

It isn’t from Wyoming, it’s from Savannah, Georgia.
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Unread post15 Jun 2020, 19:09

raameagle wrote:It isn’t from Wyoming, it’s from Savannah, Georgia.
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As noted in our article!! :D

To clear it up. Crew were from Wyoming and Herk from Georgia operating as the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing.
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