Cigars in the Sand

Commentary, Notes and Pictures from my time in Iraq

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Farmer by genetics, Lawyer by training, currently "vacationing" in Iraq and advising the Iraqi government on border security issues. Before moving to Baghdad, I served in the White House as Deputy Counsel for the Homeland Security Council. I can be reached at opusxryanathotmaildotcom.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

US transport helicopter crashes in Iraq

I'm tracking this story closely:

"A search and rescue operation is under way in Iraq after a US Marine transport helicopter crashed in the west of the country.
The US military said the crash happened shortly after midnight in the western desert close to the Jordanian border. No more details were released. "

I know nothing beyond what is reported in the above story. But I am certain that this is one of the CH-46s that I've routinely flown (and pictured on this website) when heading out to border. I'll update you as I know more . . .