FORT CARSON, Colo. — The helicopter that made a hard landing in Douglas County last week, injuring two soldiers, will begin to be removed Thursday.
The UH-60 Black Hawk went down on U.S. Forest Service land in a remote area that cannot be accessed by road. The helicopter will be cut into pieces, lifted out by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, loaded onto trucks and then taken to Fort Carson. It is expected to take about a week.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation and one soldier remains in stable condition at Memorial Hospital, while the other was released Sept. 4. Two other soldiers were treated and released the day of the accident.