A Russian crew has successfully returned a NATO chopper to its airbase in Kandahar after the craft came under attack. The Dutch helicopter was damaged by gunfire in Southern Afghanistan. After being shot at, the Cougar helicopter made an emergency landing at an American military camp. It took the Russian Mi-26 half an hour to bring the 10-ton Cougar back. The Russian helicopter has been on similar rescue missions before, moving three of the U.S.'s largest Chinook helicopters - including one this October. The helicopter has been serving NATO troops in Afghanistan for more than three years. The Mi-26 is the biggest and most powerful helicopter ever to go into serial production.