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1990 British Army Gazelle shootdown

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Provisional IRA's East Tyrone Brigade shootdown a British Army Gazelle 11 February 1990

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British helicopter shot down by IRA in Tyrone Feb 1990

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IRA East Tyrone Brigade British Army Gazelle shootdown 11 February

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IRA shoot down Helicopter over Tyrone 11 February 1990 Part 3

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IRA shoot down Helicopter over Tyrone 11 February 1990 Part 2

On 11 February 1990, an active service unit of the Provisional IRA East Tyrone Brigade shot down a British Army Gazelle helicopter along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It took place between Augher in County Tyrone and Derrygorry in County Monaghan. The helicopter was hit several times by heavy machine-gun fire and crash-landed on an open field, injuring three members of its crew of four.
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