Wreckage of Army copter removed from Mount Massive
August 27, 2009
LEADVILLE, Colo. – The last pieces of an Army helicopter have been removed from a Colorado mountain after a crash that killed four soldiers.
The Army says the cleanup was completed Wednesday. The 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 time 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.