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Guard helicopter makes emergency landing

Matt TerrellGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY A helicopter with the High-Altitude Army Aviation Training Site in Gypsum made an emergency landing around noon Friday in a wilderness area about 10 miles outside of Eagle, according to a National Guard spokesman.Four people, including at least one instructor, were in the helicopter, but no one was injured, 2nd Lt. Darin Overstreet said. The landing was precautionary, meaning the crew believed they were in some sort of danger. Why the crew decided to land is still under investigation, Overstreet said.The helicopter was a Huey UH-1, which was heavily used in the Vietnam war but is now mostly used in training. Overstreet didnt know if the helicopter or the landing area were damaged.Pilots from around the world train at the High Altitude Army Aviation Site to learn difficult high-altitude maneuvers.Staff writer Matt Terrell can be reached at 748-2955 or mterrell@vaildaily.com.


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