In One Eye

Saturday, November 22, 2003
 
I think it's safe to say that major combat operations have resumed.
[A] DHL courier plane landed safely at Baghdad International Airport after a heat-seeking, surface-to-air missile hit one of its engines, according to military sources at the airport. No one was injured.

The aircraft had just taken off when it was hit by the SAM-7, sources said. One of the engines was set on fire, which was extinguished after the plane landed, the sources said ...

Missiles have been fired several times at planes approaching the airport, CNN's Jane Arraf said but Saturday's incident was the first time a fixed-wing aircraft had been hit.
So much for "Mission Accomplished."