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Surviving a Surface-to-Air Missile Attack in Iraq

Short | 03:44

Experience the tense moments after a terrorist group fires a missile at the wings of a DHL Airbus - the first civilian aircraft casualty of the Iraq war.

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November 22, 2003. War-torn Iraq. A DHL Airbus A300 carrying letters home from American soldiers departs from Baghdad International Airport. The crew is unaware that just a few miles away, a terrorist group has its own plans for the aircraft, involving a surface-to-air missile. This is the crippling attack on the cargo carrier, captured through rarely seen footage, taken by a passing military helicopter and on the ground by one of the terrorists responsible for the attack.

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