It was a close call with death that inspired War Reporter Alex Quade's film, Chinook Down. In May 2007 - an American Chinook helicopter was shot down by insurgents in southern Afghanistan. ... See full summary »

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Brian Mennes Brian Mennes ... Himself - Interviewee / Col. 4th Brigade Combat Team
Stew Pitou Stew Pitou ... Himself - Interviewee / Apache Pilot
Alex Quade ... Herself - War Reporter
Rhino Rhino ... Himself - Interviewee / A-10 Sandy Pilot
James 'Jimbo' Spreter James 'Jimbo' Spreter ... Himself - Interviewee / Joint Terminal Attack Controller
Greg Strickland Greg Strickland ... Himself - Interviewee / Paratrooper
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It was a close call with death that inspired War Reporter Alex Quade's film, Chinook Down. In May 2007 - an American Chinook helicopter was shot down by insurgents in southern Afghanistan. The crash killed 7-soldiers. NATO officials suggested the helicopter was brought down by small-arms fire. But classified documents released by WikiLeaks reported the helicopter had been "engaged and struck with a missile," suggesting the Taliban had effectively used a heat-seeking surface-to-air missile - a significant development not publicly disclosed before. Alex Quade, a freelance television reporter, was supposed to be on that helicopter, covering a battalion-size air assault mission involving Special Forces, 1/508th Parachute Infantry Regiment and the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. But at the last minute, Quade switched helicopter seats with 2-public affairs officers. She survived to report firsthand on the recovery, including a fierce firefight, and interviewed pilots who reported seeing a ...

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Official Chinook Down Site

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USA

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English

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11 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Afghanistan See more »

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Alex Quade Films See more »
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