US military plane hit by missile in Baghdad
Witness says Air Force C-17 transport aircraft hit by surface-to-air missile on takeoff from Baghdad airport.
WASHINGTON - A US Air Force C-17 transport aircraft was hit by a missile Wednesday as it took off from Baghdad, but it landed safely, a US defense official said, adding that no one was hurt.
"They believe it was hit by a surface-to-air missile based on witness reports," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The C-17, which was taking off from the Baghdad airport when it was struck, the official said.
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