Not an accurate description of the incident
Not even slightly. A more accurate description is:-
- SEAL recce team landed deliberately, but foolishly, on top of Takur Ghar. They were badly shot up in the process, but managed to take off again, during which one SEAL fell off the helicopter. While attempting a second landing to pick up this SEAL, the aircraft hydraulics failed it crash landed several miles away.
- after being picked up by a second helicopter, the SEAL team went back to search for their comrade on Takur Ghar, who, unknown to them had already been wounded and then executed by Chechen Al-Qaeda. They landed successfully, and mounted an attack in which several of the latter were killed, but were forced to withdraw. One Air Force combat controller was killed and two other SEAL's wounded. The SEAL's call for the Quick Reaction Force from a Ranger battalion.
- This Ranger unit landed on top of Takur Ghar after a breakdown in communications. This helicopter was shot down, and in the ensuing firefight over an entire day, 4 Rangers and an air force Para-recueman were killed