The cause of the crash is now under investigation.
“Due to the very, very remote location of where the aircraft went down, our communication was extremely challenging”, Steve Johnson, the chief deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, said. Lt. Col. Jason Brown, a spokesman for Fort Carson, said he could not discuss the extent of the two wounded soldiers’ injuries.
Fort Carson is confirming that two soldiers were injured in that Black Hawk helicopter crash in Douglas County this afternoon.
AirTracker7’s camera showed the twisted wreckage of the black helicopter that had plowed into a forest, cutting down several aspen trees.
All were taken to Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Rescuers hiked for 30 minutes to reach the aircraft, and medical helicopters had been “frantically” searching for it. Neither of them had life-threatening injuries. Riley based helicopter was forced to make an unexpected landing last night.
Four soldiers were on board the helicopter.
The results of their investigation will be available to the public.
Fort Carson spokeswoman Dani Johnson said the incident is being described as a hard landing.
Early reports indicated the Black Hawk went down in Elbert County about 4 p.m. But at about 5 p.m. the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Elizabeth Fire Department said the chopper came down in Douglas County. Authorities later learned this wasn’t the case.