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An Intense Blackhawk Rescue Mission in Peril

Short | 02:09

During this Blackhawk crew's first attempt at rescuing a critically wounded soldier in Afghanistan, the aircraft quickly becomes a target. With a life on the line, the crew thinks of another strategy to bring the wounded soldier to safety.

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For decades, the Black Hawk has played a role in nearly every American conflict and is used all over the globe. But how did the UH-60 become the Army's go-to bird? This is the inside story of how the military workhorse got off the ground and became a multi-mission lifesaver. See how its pilots and engineers learned from setbacks and tragedies and expanded Black Hawk's capabilities to improve getting soldiers into and out of the heat of the battle.

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