Black Hawk Upsidedown


U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Company 117, Combat Logistics Battalion 7, attempt to rig a rope from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to a CH-53E Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter in Al Asad, Iraq, March 18, 2006. DoD photo by Lance Cpl. William Dubose, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)

From JCCC.


  1. Stefan: I guess so, though no details were given. It could be down for any number of reasons, of course. I just thought it was a cool picture. Looks sorta surreal, like a still from a slow-motion sequence in a movie or something.

  2. Interesting that the recovery is a joint op. I’d have thought they’d us a CH-47, both because it’s an Army bird, and has great lift capability. But I guess the CH-53 was easier to get at that place and time.