February 21st, 2008
03:56 PM ET
15 years ago

U.S. senators forced to make emergency landing in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A helicopter carrying three U.S. senators was forced to make an emergency landing in Afghanistan Thursday, military and congressional sources tell CNN.

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  1. Brad, Obamaha NE

    I'm glad Hagel's ok.

    Only republican i ever liked.

    Obama 08

    February 21, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  2. James , in ,Oregon

    I am grateful they are all okay.

    February 21, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  3. W.A.

    I'm glad all of these guys are okay.
    Regardless of their party affiliation, they are human beings (just like the rest of us... except for Hillary supporters]) whose lives are priceless.

    Hillary supporters... just kidding We have to unite. 🙂
    Just a little humor

    Obama '08

    February 21, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  4. Cynthia, Laguna Niguel, CA

    I am also glad everyone is save.

    Clinton – 08

    February 21, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  5. Paul Stinson

    Three senators I have or would have voted for on any given presidential ticket.

    Sen. Hagel had been delivering what should have been the Democratic response to W's hogwash for years. I hope Hagel resurfaces in somebody's cabinet, preferably Obama's. Heck, let's get Biden into a cabinet position too ... poor Dick Lugar, can't believe he's had to put up with 8 years of this expletive.

    Am glad to hear all are safe and sound.

    Obama/Hagel '08 -the real dream ticket.

    February 21, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  6. Andy

    This sounds like the beginning of a terrible 1980's movie: war vet senators are forced to land in hostile territory and relive past battles. Kerry revets back to his swift boat days, turns into Rambo and defeats the Taliban, single handedly. Afterwards, he writes a constitution; war over. Glad to hear everyone is alright.

    February 21, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  7. kathleen, illinois

    I do hope that they rest awhile and visit with our troops.
    The elite of the world (with the taxpayers money) are
    egotistical big shots.. Are we supposed to feel bad for them
    or WHAT?

    February 21, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  8. Lovely in VA

    I'm glad they're all alive!

    GO OBAMA!

    February 21, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  9. Darryl, Arlington TX

    Vicki Isema,n she looks like McCain current wife This may or may not be true let's hold our judgement. Sometimes we can be self destructive just by the company we keep.

    February 21, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  10. Ben from D.C.

    Thank God they are okay.

    February 21, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  11. Grif

    All's well, that ends well!

    February 21, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  12. robert

    Big friggin' deal. Where's the news story every time a soldier, or a member of the military has to make an emergency landing.

    February 21, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  13. Charlotte

    Never heard of Obama going to Iraq or Afganastan, too dangerious. Stay here and still miss 40% of the senate votes.

    February 21, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  14. Carrie

    Three great Americans, I am glad that they are alright.

    February 21, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  15. thanks

    Thanks God, they are all OK.

    February 21, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  16. Robert New York City & Miami, Florida

    Barack Carter!

    February 21, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  17. Texas4Obama

    Thank goodness Senators Biden and Kerry are okay .. and the other one that I never heard of before too.

    Obama '08

    February 21, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  18. Jim

    The mountains! Wow! Lucky they're all okay. Wow . . .

    February 21, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  19. Thomas

    Obama has been to Iraq and Afghanistan you shill...

    February 21, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  20. kathleen, illinois

    To Charlotte,

    Obama will go to Iraq and Afganastan. He is not a chicken!!!!

    February 21, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  21. Pantsuit Lady

    I'm glad they're okay. It's ashame that people would attempt to mix their political beliefs with an almost tragedy, expecially when some of these people have obviously not done their homework.

    February 21, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  22. kathleen, illinois

    Oh, a democrat was on the plane? Joe Biden. I like Joe Biden a lot!
    I basically like the Democrats, still.

    February 21, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  23. Bill Jay

    what a shame

    February 21, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  24. Mike

    I would like the pilot pick up senators Joe Biden and Chuck Hagel only. Leave John Kerry...he didn't study hard so he need go to Iraq.

    February 21, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  25. akaDoug

    Yeah, it's a good idea for Presidential candidates and well known politicians to go over there and risk more of our young men and womens lives (as the soldiers would be asked to protect them from harm) just for a photo op...that sounds more like something only Bush, Cheney and Hillary would do!

    February 21, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
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