National Guard copter crashes in Colo.; none hurt

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Salida, Colo. (AP) - The Alaska National Guard says one of its helicopters crashed near Monarch Pass in Southern Colorado, but none of the three crew members was injured.
National Guard Spokeswoman Kalei Brooks says the UH-60 Black Hawk was returning to Alaska after a routine maintenance inspection at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs when it went down Thursday afternoon.
The cause is under investigation, but Brooks says weather was not believed to be a factor.
Monarch Pass is about 11,300 feet above sea level and about 110 miles southwest of Denver.
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