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Helicopter Heist in 1980's Libya

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:02 pm
by cferry
No, not a team of thieves using a helicopter in a heist -- a heist OF a helicopter. ... 1840129207

The Chadian Army captured a Soviet-built Mi-24 (Hind) attack helicopter in a border war, but had no way to fly it or transport it away from Libya. The CIA put together a complex mission to lift the Hind with a US Chinook helicopter and raced a sandstorm south to a safe airport - and now stored at "Hanger 51" of a secret US warehouse.