Iraqi chopper taking trapped Yazidis to safety crashes

August 12, 2014 4:08 PM

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Iraqi chopper taking trapped Yazidis to safety crashes

Faysh Khabur, Iraq (CNN) -- An Iraqi helicopter being used to bring aid to trapped Yazidis on Mount Sinjar crashed Tuesday, state-run Iraqiya TV reported.

The New York Times, which had two journalists on the flight, said between 20 and 25 Yazidi evacuees were on the chopper.

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