Philmont Scout Ranch

July 28, 2009 - 6:27am

The AgustaWestland A109E, owned by the New Mexico State Department of Public Safety and operated by the New Mexico State Police, had just rescued a lost hiker after a search near Baldy Mountain and was returning to Sante Fe when it collided with the side of a mountain in IMC shortly before dusk on June 9. Clouds, strong gusty winds, heavy rain and sleet were reported in the area at the time of the crash.