A coalition C-130 Hercules transport aircraft (file photo of
type, below) leaving Baghdad International Airport about 5 p.m. was
hit by small-arms fire, Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, Multinational
Force Iraq deputy operations director, said in a written statement
issued by the coalition press office.
A soldier aboard the aircraft was wounded. The aircraft returned
to the airport.
The soldier received medical treatment, but later died. The
C-130 was not significantly damaged, Kimmitt's statement said.