An Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter was "destroyed" in a "hard landing" in Afghanistan last week, defense officials confirmed to Task & Purpose, which sounds a whole lot like a crash, if you ask me.

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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sean Harriman

In the early morning on Oct. 2, 2010, more than 90 Italian soldiers and Afghan special forces huddled together as they waited to embark on CH-47 Chinooks. They were preparing for an air assault mission against an “insurgent hotbed,” according to an April 2011 Department of Defense news article.

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