Wreckage of Army copter removed from Colo. mountain

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Leadville, Colo. (AP) – The last pieces of an Army helicopter have been removed from a Colorado mountain after a crash that killed the four soldiers aboard.

The Army says the cleanup was completed Wednesday and that wreckage was taken to Fort Carson, about 90 miles east.

The helicopter, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., crashed Aug. 19 while training near the summit of 14,421-foot Mount Massive. The cause hasn’t been released.

U.S. Forest Service District Ranger Jon Morrissey said Thursday a trail-building crew spent the night at the scene with two mortally injured soldiers. The trail crew members’ names weren’t released.

Killed in the crash were Terrance Geer of Casper, Wyo., Robert Johnson of Seattle, Paul Jackson of Lancaster, Md., and Chad Tucker of Titusville, Fla.
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