DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4/AP) – Fort Carson says two soldiers were injured after a Black Hawk helicopter had a hard landing in a forest in Douglas County.
The hard landing occurred during a 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter training mission at approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.READ MORE: Colorado Senators Pass COVID Relief Bill As State GOP Leaders Blast Passage
“At the time of the accident, it was on a routine training mission on U.S. Forest Service land in Douglas County,” Fort Carson spokeswoman Dani Johnson said in a statement. “Initial reports indicate there were four Soldiers on board.”
Copter4 flew over the wreckage in a heavily wooded area five miles west of Perry Park near Devil’s Head.
Firefighters in Elizabeth and Elbert County initially responded to a downed helicopter on Wednesday afternoon but then discovered the incident happened in Douglas County.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: National Jewish Administers Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The firefighters were responding to the crash in the Elbert Fire District but then pulled back after learning it was not in their jurisdiction.
The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.