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Army Team Deploying To Ramona To Investigate Helicopter Crash (Video)

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed at Ramona Airport
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed at Ramona Airport

A team from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center in Alabama is deploying to Ramona to take the lead on the investigation into what caused a California Army National Guard helicopter to crash on Tuesday evening.

Both the pilot and co-pilot were able to emerge safely from the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after they were forced to land the aircraft during a routine training flight, according to the California National Guard:

Neither guardsman suffered serious injuries as a result of the forced landing, and both were treated on scene by an ambulance before being transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment.

The aircraft suffered significant damage as a result of the forced landing.
San Diego television station CBS8 reports the downed Black Hawk helicopter is based at Joint Forces Training Base "out of Los Alamitos Army Field in Orange County."

The TV station also noted that members of the National Transportation Safety Board showed up at Ramona Airport on Wednesday morning: