New York Times Journalist injured in Iraqi helicopter crash


From the New York Times…

Times Journalist Is Injured in Iraqi Helicopter Crash

By Rod Nordland, NYT

ERBIL, Iraq — A helicopter carrying aid from Iraq’s Kurdish autonomous government to stranded Yazidi refugees in the Sinjar mountains of northern Iraq crashed on Tuesday, killing the pilot and injuring other passengers, including a Yazidi member of parliament and a New York Times journalist on assignment for the newspaper.

Alissa J. Rubin, 56, The Times’s Paris bureau chief and a longtime war correspondent, apparently suffered a concussion, at least one broken wrist and possibly some broken ribs but was conscious. Adam Ferguson, 35, a freelance photographer working for The Times who was accompanying her, said via cellphone text that he suffered a sore jaw and some minor bumps.

The helicopter, which had delivered emergency aid and picked up some Yazidi evacuees, crashed shortly after it took off from the remote mountainous region, survivors said.

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