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Thu August 20, 2009
2 Dead in Military Chopper Crash on CO Mtn
Leadville, CO – Authorities say two people are dead after a Black Hawk helicopter from Fort Campbell crashed into the side of the Colorado's second-highest mountain. Lake County Sheriff spokesman Max Duarte says one person was flown to a Denver hospital and rescue teams are looking for a fourth passenger who is missing. Duarte says two people died in the crash but he didn't have any information about the people on board. Officials say the crash happened at about 2 p.m. yesterday. U.S. Forest Service workers building trails with a youth group heard the crash but didn't see it.