Reporter injured in copter crash brought to Turkey

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Associated Press

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 13 at 7:31 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's crisis management agency says a New York Times reporter who was injured in a helicopter crash in northern Iraq has been brought to Turkey for treatment.

An Iraqi military helicopter providing aid to people stranded on a mountain fleeing Sunni militants crashed on Tuesday, killing the pilot and injuring several people on board, including Alissa J. Rubin who was inside the helicopter for a story.

The New York Times said on its website that Rubin suffered an apparent concussion and broken wrists in the crash.

The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management agency said Wednesday Rubin and photographer Adam Ferguson — who was also on board but uninjured — were transported to the Turkish border and then flown to Istanbul where she would receive treatment.

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