A training mishap involving two Utah National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters occurred Tuesday morning near a prominent ski resort. According to a tweet from the Utah National Guard, both helicopters were damaged in the crash. but no one died.
According to Jared Jones, chief warrant officer 5 with the Utah National Guard, no crew members or skiers were harmed at the Snowbird ski resort.
Jones stated, “Everyone is safe.” “It was a blessing that everyone was OK.” “About 150 yards off of Snowbird proper,” Jones added, the accident happened near the Mineral Basin region of Snowbird. “As the first aircraft landed … portions of the blade of the lead helicopter separated and it appears struck the second helicopter,” Jones added.
According to Snowbird’s website, the resort, which is about 30 miles from Salt Lake City, has the capacity to transport more than 17,000 skiers and snowboarders uphill per hour on its many lifts.