June 23, 2012
The video footage is incredible. Insurgents RPG a Chinook:
The video uploader assures us there were no casualties. In fact, the helicopter was repaired and returned to service:
One of our Chinook helicopters being engaged by an RPG during a routine Night Vision Goggle Mission. The helicopter sustained minor damage and there were only minor injuries onboard.
What you see falling off the back of the aircraft is a ramp extension.The good
news is that the aircraft was back in service shortly after this incident and no one was killed. A testament to good training and good technology.
However, I expect the Taliban version is the Chinook was completely destroyed and everyone on board killed.