A helicopter accident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Douglas County. The UH-60 Black Hawk was on a routine training mission on U.S. Forest Service land in Doublas County.

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Two Soldiers from 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, remain hospitalized in stable condition at Memorial Hospital following a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter accident at approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Douglas County.
 
            There were four Soldiers on board the aircraft.  At this time, military personnel have secured the accident site.  The aircraft will not be moved until after the investigators have completed their work at the site.
          
            The cause of the accident is currently under investigation. A Centralized Accident Investigation team from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, headquartered at Fort Rucker, Alabama, is deploying to Fort Carson to lead the investigation.
 
            Fort Carson officials are working with the U.S. Forest Service to ensure environmental compliance throughout the investigation and recovery.
 
Department of the Army regulations require all accidents be investigated and reported.
 
At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission on U.S. Forest Service land in Douglas County.
 
For more information contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at(719) 526-4143/7525. After hours, please contact the 24-hour Fort Carson Operations Center at 526-5500 and ask for the On-Call Public Affairs Officer.