Extreme Chinook Helicopter Troop Extraction. This is totally insane and the pilot is awesome! It looks like this was a video taken by a US Soldier in the Middle East. The Chinook Pilot definitely has some serious piloting skill and confidence. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to hover the Chinook on it’s tail and allow the soldiers to load from the rear.
The Final Mission of Extortion 17: Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the US War in Afghanistan
On August 6, 2011, a US Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter approached a landing zone in Afghanistan 40 miles southwest of Kabul. The helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was on a mission to reinforce American and coalition special operations troops. It would never return. Insurgents fired at the Chinook, severed one of its rear rotor blades, and brought it crashing to the ground. All 38 onboard perished instantly in the single greatest moment of sacrifice for Americans in the war in Afghanistan.