Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War - Black Hawk Down Summary & Analysis

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A week before the mission that brought Rangers, Delta operators, and SEALs into Mogadishu on October 3, 1993, a Black Hawk helicopter was shot down over Mogadishu by an RPG, a rocket propelled grenade. The soldiers had always believed that a Black Hawk could not be brought down by an RPG and that this one incident had been a fluke. However, this would prove to be naive. As Super Six One flew over the city, an RPG ripped through it, causing the helicopter to go into a spin. The pilot calmly attempted to get the aircraft under control, but a crash was inevitable. The helicopter went down in an alley beside a house, crushing a corner of the house and the fence surrounding it as it fell on its left side, crumpling the nose of the craft and killing the pilots on impact...

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