This MH-47E was once delivered as CH-47C 74-22289 and accepted on 31 Aug'76. It was converted to MH-47E 91-00497 and delivered to the 2-160th SOAR on 21 Oct'93. The special ops Chinook crashlanded on 11 July 2006 near Sangin (Afghanistan) during operation Mountain Thrust, the damaged airframe was destroyed by coalition forces in an airstrike. Multiple 1-160th CH-47Ds, MH-47Gs, UH-60Ls and two HMX-1 VH-60Ns landed on or near HQ ISAF that is close to the US Embassy. Overhead was an AC-130 and a flight of A-10s gave Close Air Support while F-16s gave top cover. Quite an operation!