On the way in, agent Aguillera gives the cameraman a cheerful "thumbs up."

The helicopters commence their run at the back of the building. As they approach, gunshots are heard on the sound track.

audiotape. After the shots come two fainter "thunks," which the pilot later identifies as the sound of bullet impacts. Two of the choppers land in a field to the north, and a herd of cattle cautiously investigates their visitors.

(The third remains aloft, circling, until it is commanded to land.... not for purposes of retrieving the wounded, but to carry supervisor Chojnacki back to raid headquarters at the airport). The agents dismount and film the damage, while Aguillera places a call on his cell phone.