Archive for March 28th, 2008

Friday FOIA Fun: Antonov AN-26

Today, another bit of Friday FOIA Fun – this time, a leftover from Sunshine Week, delayed while I tried to find the best way to present the contents.

As regular readers will recall, I’ve been doing a mostly-regular weekly post on the federal Freedom of Information Act. In past weeks, I’ve shown some of the range of the Act – in particular, how you can use it to get “records” from the government that aren’t just written works. A few weeks ago, I posted an interactive training CD-ROM. Today, some very interesting photographs…

In January 2007, a Turkish-registered Antonov AN-26 crashed outside Balad Air Force Base in northern Iraq. United States Air Force personnel assisted at the crash site. No report on the incident has ever been released, and a variety of causes – including politics – have conspired to surround the incident with mystery and controversy.

These are pictures of the crash site – perhaps the first such photos to be made public in the fifteen months since the crash.
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