This NYT Photographer Is A Tough Hombre

Crash of Rescue Helicopter Kills Pilot; Times Reporter Is Injured

From The New York Times

12 August 2014.


Photo of the downed helicopter taken by Adam Ferguson for the New York Times. What I think qualifies him as one tough hombre is that he was in the helicopter when it crashed. He climbed out of the downed helo and took the photographs which illustrate the story and comprise the slide show.

The story and 11 photo slide show of the fascinating photos he took is here:


The reporter for the NYTimes injured in the crash dictated the following story on 16 August 2014

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

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Charles McCain

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