On a Helicopter, Going Down: Inside a Lethal Crash in Iraq

Alissa J. Rubin, a veteran Times foreign correspondent, was injured Tuesday in a helicopter crash in Kurdistan and dictated this article from her hospital bed in Istanbul.

Alissa J. Rubin, a veteran Times foreign correspondent, was injured on Tuesday in a helicopter crash in Kurdistan and dictated the following article from her hospital bed in Istanbul, where she was evacuated from Iraq

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Another photographer, Adam Ferguson, and the New York Times’ Paris bureau chief Alissa J. Rubin were also on board and sustained minor injuries. “If we had been another 50 meters higher we’d all be dead,” Ferguson told the Times.