2 pilots rescued in chopper shootdown July 3, 2007 Posted by Murdoc Kiowa shot down south of Baghdad. Crew resuced by Apache. Updated: July 3, 2007 at 1:55 pm ◀ “El-cheapo air-show jets” Independence Day ▶ Comments How did they rescue Kiowa crew with a two seater attack heli? Do they have a new ‘hang on the outside’ capability or something? Sorry, just confused. I can see the Kiowa picking up the downed Apache crew since its a 4 seater, but not vise versa There’s more on this story on the front page of today’s Washington Post. I have a link to it on my blog. Great action by our guys to talk care of some folks in need. coolhand77 It is called a ‘spur ride’. You attach to the hardpoints on the helo and ride outside… And that it was…I didn’t know they did that in a hot zone. Then again, with what those guys went through, I’d take any ride out of there I could get too.