Thursday, August 20, 2009

Chinook shot down

The four-strong crew were picked up, unhurt, by another Chinook immediately after the incident, north of Sangin, but the machine had to be destroyed by an air strike "to prevent it falling into Taleban hands."

UPDATE: It is now confirmed by the MoD that the aircraft was shot down - a combination of "RPG and small-arms fire". More on Defence of the Realm.