Hind Heist: Mount Hope III - 1987 CIA/Air Force Mission to “Acquire” an Abandoned Libyan Mi-24D Hind Helicopter in Chad

The 160th Special Operations Group, the “Night Stalkers,” used CH-47 Chinooks to recover a Mil Mi-24D Hind helicopter left behind by Libyan forces at a base within Chad during the border war between the two nations. The recovery team kept clear of nearby Libyan forces and endured a sandstorm to sweep in and recover the helicopter for intelligence purposes.

Story at TacAirNet