Helicopter lands then rolls on Mount Morrison
April 5, 2010
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) – Federal officials plan to investigate the crash landing of a helicopter in the foothills west of Denver.
The two people on board – a flight instructor and student – suffered cuts, bumps and bruises when the chopper landed on a concrete pad and then rolled on Mount Morrison Sunday.
FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said it’s not clear what the pad is normally used for.
Jefferson County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley they had radioed that they were experiencing problems before the landing.
The chopper landed about 1.5 miles northwest of Red Rocks Ampitheatre, where the annual sunrise Easter service was just concluding. The landing occurred on the other side of a ridge and wasn’t visible to the approximately 10,000 people who attended the service.