Cockpit view from a UH-60 helicopter approaching Katahdin in winter. Credit: Courtesy of the Maine Army National Guard

A hiker was airlifted off Katahdin on Wednesday afternoon after she broke her ankle on the Knife Edge trail, according to the Maine Army National Guard.

The 43-year-old woman was able to move, with help, to an area below the cloud cover, near the intersection of the Helon Taylor and Knife Edge trails.

Bangor’s Army Aviation Support Facility received the call for help at 4:42 p.m. and had a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at the mountain at 6:44 p.m.

The woman was hoisted by cable to the helicopter and flown to a waiting ambulance at Millinocket Municipal Airport.

Ethan Andrews is the night editor. He was formerly the managing editor at The Free Press and worked as a reporter for The Republican Journal and Pen Bay Pilot.