Yep, the malfunction was the three power lines that dented and scorched its snout. They jumped up in front of it when they should have stayed at less than 40ft off the ground.It was dark and had a malfunction according to reports and had to make an emergency landing in darkness.
When I used to work near Wilton, they used to hide in the chalk pits on the farm and would suddenly come up out of the ground. Made me jump.The chinook is one impressive machine. The only downside is when they fly extremely low here they make my house shake. The cows are so used to it they dont bat an eyelid.
By the time you factor in depreciation, crews, maintenance, updates, weapons/defense systems, fuel and so on, each one must cost between 4 and 6 million per year to run. Newer ones probably more that 6m per year.Looks like it was an expensive day, according to wiki they are a snip at £60 million