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SEAL helicopter attacked by "volley" of RPGs / leaked doc

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posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 12:28 AM
Files erroneously posted, and then removed, from a US DOD server have been recovered and posted by Cryptome -

The flight had entered the Tangi valley traveling from NW to SE when EXTORTION17 at less than one minute from touchdown was engaged by multiple RPGs from a point of origin approximately 200m to their south. The second in a 2-3 round volley of RPG munitions fired struck EXTORTION17 along the bottom forward surface of the aft red rotor blade spar-box.

edit on 27-10-2011 by AtticusRye because: (no reason given)

edit on 27-10-2011 by AtticusRye because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 07:47 AM
The link please?

posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 12:33 PM
reply to post by projectvxn

It's a zipped file of documents -

posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 09:45 PM
The document reads that the CH-47D Chinook, call sign Extortion-17, was just about to land to drop off a team of Seals on August 6th. EX-17 was less than a minute from touch down and decending when they came under attack. The tail number for the aircraft was 84-24175.

The location is given as:
N 34° 01' 21.93" E 068° 47' 07.55
which is a populated valley. 2 months previously, another CH-47 had been attacked in this same area by 5-6 RPGs and smalls arms fire.

EX-17 was found to have been hit in the aft rotor blade which resulted in a severe mechanical and dynamic imbalance resulting in loss of control to the aircraft and finalizing in a devastating crash. Fire from the crash consumed more than 80% of the aircraft.

The propeller was believed to have been hit by an OG-7 rocket propelled grenade, which is a standard high explosive round. Testing later concluded that it was most likely an OG-7V grenade which is an anti-personnel warhead. Video footage found that the helicopter had been fired upon by 2-3 RPGs almost simultaneously. Only one grenade from the single volley made contact.

The document goes further into detail along with the probable location of the shooters due west by southwest of the helicopter's location as it was coming in for landing. Also the location of the debris and images of the debris.

Footage of the attack and crash were recorded from an AC-130 Gunship and 2 AH-64 gunships which were in the vicinity for mission support.

posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 01:53 AM
Did AC130 and 64 engage the targets? What was their BDA ?

Weird thing is that most of those guys were on Abbottabad mission.
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posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 11:55 PM
2 Taliban Freedom Fighters shot at the chinook with RPGs. 1 Missed and 1 Hit inside the ramp and exploded inside.

posted on Jul, 17 2014 @ 08:58 PM
I believe you are thinking of a scene from "Lone Survivor" which took place in 2005 during Operation Red Wings.

Whereas the aircraft this thread is about was shot down in 2011.

posted on Jul, 17 2014 @ 11:11 PM
ah no this is an account of afghani freedom fighter shooting down SEAL's chinook. the previous shoot down was done by other taliban, different leader.

the shotdown was pure coincidence in that the chinook hovered above the afghani watchmen , they themselves were suprised and instictivly shot 2 rpg, 1 missed 1 exploded inside extortion.

posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 09:51 PM
Good for the freedom fighter, but that is not what happened.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 03:14 AM

originally posted by: allenidaho
Good for the freedom fighter, but that is not what happened.

yes it is actually a group of 10000 talibans who charged at the helicopter lz , while the helicopter doorgunner shot dead 9999 taliban, a single taliban successfully shot his only RPG and by a twist of luck it exploded inside the chinook and SEALed the passengers's fate.. in the end the US forces heroically killed 10000 talibans for the cost of 31 SEALs dead..

end of fictious body count obsession of american military.

the pakistani reporter interviewed the taliban commander and his 2 subordinate who at that night was on watchduty and engages the chinook using rpg salvoes. they are currently in hiding because the US forces attempted revenge on them. Or is the truth hard to take ? 2 common soldiers with no education blasted hitech equipment and slaughter american super soldiers? bullets and sharpnel dont care if you are spec ops or just some rear area grunt..

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 01:55 PM
Thank you for that waste of time but that is still not what happened.

Extortion-17 was one of two Chinooks sent in the provide assistance to a group of Rangers who were under fire. It wasn't some calm night where some Taliban were hanging out on watch duty.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 10:50 PM
no worries, it's ok to stay in your delusions that it must be an elaborate ambush by thousands of heavily armed taliban that downed the chinook..

of course no way a 2 taliban soldiers can down a super hitech chinook and fried all the SEALs inside with single RPG.

no way a mere uneducated freedom fighter can defeat american helicopter and bunch of super elite SEAL

you are correct, sorry to burst your delusion bubble, keep on believing what you want..

see ya later

posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 12:25 PM
a reply to: milomilo

You can deny it all you want, but the whole thing was caught on film. And there was a very large investigation that followed.

We already know that a team of 47 Army Rangers were sent in by two Chinooks and escorted by two Apaches. And that the Rangers and Apaches were engaging targets for approximately 3 and a half hours before Extortion-17 was sent in.

We already know that one RPG struck Extortion-17 in the aft spar box of the rotors and that no RPG went inside the aircraft.

That is the truth. It is verified and accurate. What you are saying is complete gibberish.

posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 12:35 PM
Here, I found you a copy of the investigation report. Enjoy.

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