DAA Daily

2 Black Hawk helicopters crash during a training accident

By Mia Stevens

A training mishap involving two Utah National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters occurred Tuesday morning near a prominent ski resort, according to the Utah National Guard.

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.” “Everyone’s safety was a godsend.”

“About 150 yards off of Snowbird proper,” Jones added, the accident happened near the Mineral Basin region of Snowbird.

According to a tweet from the Utah National Guard, both helicopters were damaged in the accident. “As the first aircraft landed … portions of the blade of the lead helicopter separated and it appears struck the second helicopter,” Jones said.

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