#CIA Put The First #Mi-17 Chopper It Flew Into #Afghanistan After #9/11 In A #Museum You Can’t Visit – The Agency put it on display, but not for the public, to mark the anniversary of the start of its operations in the country in 2001.
The CIA has retired a particularly storied Russian-made Mi-17 Hip and put it in the collection of artifacts in its internal museum, prompting the release of various images and information. The helicopter is the very first one Agency pilots flew into Afghanistan as part of the response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
USA Today was first to report that the Mi-17, which features a black “91101” on its tail in reference to 9/11, had arrived at the CIA’s headquarters in northern Virginia on Sept. 26, 2018, which also marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Agency’s effort in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., codenamed Jawbreaker. Pictures show the helicopter was, and may still be, sitting in a parking lot at the CIA campus in Langley