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Big U.S. Jet, Hit by Groundfire, Lands Safely in Iraq

A big U.S. Air Force C-5 cargo jet carrying 63 passengers and crew was hit by ground fire in Iraq on Thursday and made a safe emergency landing following an explosion in one of its four engines, the military said. “A C-5 Galaxy outbound from Baghdad International Airport declared an in-flight emergency at 6:20 a.m. Baghdad time due to an explosion in the number four engine. The aircraft immediately returned to the airport and landed safely,” the U.S. Air Mobility Command said. “Initial reports indicate the incident is the result of hostile action from the ground, but the type of weapon and other details are unknown,” the mobility command said in a statement from Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Full Story

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