Check Out the Demolished SEAL Team 6 Chopper from Space

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Although no Americans were hurt in Osama bin Laden's takedown, one MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter didn't make it back—and was subsequently blown apart by US commandos. Here's the scene, as a satellite whizzed by at 17,000 mph. [GeoEye via Danger Room]

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Satellite imagery by GeoEye, annotation by Danger Room

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Is it just me? I feel like I hear about military choppers going down because of mechanical failures almost constantly in the news. It seems like we lose more to mechanical failures than combat. Does anyone else feel this way? I happen to believe that the Sikorsky Black Hawk is an exceptional helicopter, so...what gives?