Two Injured In Army Blackhawk Accident

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Two Army soldiers were injured Wednesday in central Colorado when their Blackhawk helicopter made a hard landing in a remote forest. The two unidentified soldiers were among four on board the helicopter, which was on a training flight at about 4:30 p.m., according to a report from KDVR in Denver. They were from Fort Carson’s 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. A base spokesman said the injuries were not life-threatening.

The two who were injured were taken to a hospital in Colorado Springs for treatment, the station reported. The other two were taken there as a precaution and were expected to be released Wednesday night.It took responders about 90 minutes to reach the helicopter, which went down on U.S. Forest Service land, the station reported. Aerial photos showed two rescue helicopters in a clearing as crews searched for the Blackhawk. The accident is under investigation.

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