US Air Force crashes in Iraq

Tuesday, 9 June, 2020 - 13:23

The S-130 military transport plane, owned by the U.S. Air Force, crashed while landing at Al-Taji military base in Iraq. On Monday, June 8, reports Sky News Arabia, citing sources in the country's security services.

According to preliminary data, the aircraft left the runway and crashed into a wall. Four servicemen were injured.

According to Al Arabiya, the US Department of Defense confirmed the crash of the aircraft. The military noted that the incident was not related to "enemy actions." The exact number of people on board is not indicated.

On June 6, it was reported that five people died in the crash of a twin-engine Piper PA-31T aircraft in the US state of Georgia.

At the time of the crash, a pilot and four family members were in the cabin, including two children. They flew from Florida to Indiana for a funeral. Their bodies were discovered and identified.