Flying Low

This picture was taken from a low flying helicopter under small arms fire. I bummed a ride in an empty seat on a helicopter flying from Ton Son Nhut airport near Saigon to Tay Ninh. I heard shots even with rotor noise loud enough to damage my hearing. The pilot dropped altitude like a rock and put the pedal to the floor, or the Huey equivalent of it after the first shot. I put the camera away immediately but I have no idea why. The camera made no difference in whether I got shot or not.

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