A U.S. C-130 transport plane was hit by gunfire after takeoff from Baghdad airport Sunday and one person aboard was fatally wounded, the U.S. army said.
"While there was no significant damage to the aircraft, one person was wounded which caused the aircraft to divert back to Baghdad International Airport for medical treatment," U.S. spokesman Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt said in a statement. "The individual later died."
The attack marked the first time since the fall of Saddam Hussein that guerrillas have mounted a deadly attack on a fixed wing plane taking off from or landing at Baghdad's airport.
Monday, June 28, 2004
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