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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Plane carrying House members fired on with Russian missile

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.

Read the latest news now at World Net Daily. Link to the article: Congressmen shot at with Russian SA-18 shoulder-fired missile

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