Three congressman have confirmed they were aboard a C-130 flight to Kuwait from Iraq in January when they were attacked by a sophisticated Russian SA-18 shoulder-fired missile that required the U.S. plane to employ high-technology countermeasures to avoid being hit.
Reps. Jeb Bradley, R-N.H., John Spratt, D-S.C., and Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, confirmed the incident to The San Francisco Chronicle.
They were part of a six-member delegation of the House Armed Services Committee, led by Rob Simmons, R-Conn. The congressmen were lucky - the leased commercial aircraft transporting troops aren't equipped to with those sophisticated countermeasures.
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