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04/02/2015 Williams admits lying about being aboard a helicopter shot down in Iraq in 2003

Brian Williams apologized for and recanted his disproven Iraq War story that he had told on a Nightly News broadcast. He claimed that a military helicopter he was traveling in had been "forced down after being hit by an RPG." Soon after it aired, Williams' story was criticized by Lance Reynolds, a flight engineer on board one of the three Chinook helicopters that had been attacked.