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Fort Carson Black Hawk helicopter crashes in Colorado, near Denver

Posted at 6:57 PM, Sep 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-02 22:16:54-04

UPDATE: Four soldiers were on board the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed south of Denver; two were injured.

A Black Hawk helicopter out of Fort Carson crashed in Douglas County, Colorado, on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

AirTracker7's camera showed the twisted wreckage of the black helicopter that had plowed into a forest, cutting down several aspen trees. The Black Hawk's tail was bent at a 90-degree angle.

Fort Carson spokeswoman Danny Johnson said she did not know if there were any injuries or how many people were on the helicopter.

At least air ambulance helicopters were seen landing near the crash to investigate.

Early reports indicated the Black Hawk went down in Elbert County about 4 p.m. But at about 5 p.m. the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Elizabeth Fire Department said the chopper came down in Douglas County.

The Elizabeth Fire Department responded to the reported crash about 4 p.m., but crews were initially having trouble finding it because the helicopter reportedly went down in the trees.