USAF C130 Hercules crash in Iraq
U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules cargo plane overshot the runway at Camp Taji in Iraq, hit a wall, and burst into flames earlier this evening.
The C-130H, which is assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing at Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait, crashed at Taji, which is situated approximately 17 miles north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, at around 10:10 PM local time. Iraqi officials told The Associated Press that there were seven crew members and 26 passengers on the aircraft, in total, but the U.S. military has not yet confirmed this. The incident is already under investigation.