Army Pilot Recalls Flight with Brian Williams

Williams' Chinook helicopter didn't take enemy fire, but they heard about a chopper that did.

By Published on February 10, 2015

Allan Kelly knows exactly what happened aboard the Chinook helicopter carrying Brian Williams over the Iraq desert in 2003, and it’s not the version that Williams first told.

“I’ve held positions as an officer in the military,” Kelly said by phone Monday evening. “I understand sometimes we are held responsible for other people’s actions, and we are all the time responsible for our own actions. Whatever Brian Williams may or may not be guilty of or what he may or may not have said, that’s a reflection on him. It doesn’t have anything to do with me. I went over there as part of a volunteer army. I did my job, and part of my job was to take Brian Williams and his crew on a mission.“

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