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Bin Laden raid reveals new stealth helicopter

5th May 2011 - 15:00 GMT | by Tony Osborne


The raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan has inadvertently led to the revealing of a previously unknown helicopter.

Photos published across the internet reveal components of a so far unidentified helicopter, which crashed after taking part in the raid by US forces on bin Laden’s hideout near Abbottabad, Pakistan, on 1 May.

The aircraft made a forced landing in the compound next to the house in which the terrorist leader was sheltering.

When it was realised that the aircraft could not be flown out, it was destroyed by the special forces team before they departed, leaving only the

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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