KABUL: U.S.-led troops have retrieved a Black Hawk helicopter shot down by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday.
There was no casualties on board the UH-60 aircraft which came under small-arms fire from militants and had to land when its tail was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Maidan Wardak province to the west of Kabul Monday, it said.
Coalition soldiers sent to the site of the helicopter attack killed 12 insurgents in ensuing gunbattles, the statement said.
Taliban insurgents are rarely able to bring down helicopters in Afghanistan, but have forced aircraft to make a number of emergency landings.
If I recall correctly this bird had the 101st Div CSM on board and was shot down due to this bonehead wanting to shoot at a group of armed Military aged males they saw. Blackhawks are not attack aircraft so leave that to the Apaches and Kiowas please. Thankfully, no one was injured.