Two Black Hawk helicopters crash in U.S. state of Utah

Two Black Hawk helicopters crash in U.S. state of Utah

Two Black Hawk helicopters crashed in a training accident in U.

S.

state of Utah, authorities said.

Utah National Guard confirmed that, two of their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were involved in a training accident near the Mineral Basin in the state.

“No crew members were injured in the accident.

Both UH-60s were damaged,” Utah National Guard stated.

“The helicopters crashed near a ski resort, which is located about 47 kilometers from Salt Lake City, the capital city of Utah.


According to the officials, the crash happened during a routine training exercise that prepped aircrews for dusty, mountainous and at times white-out flying conditions.

When the first helicopter landed, it kicked up tons of snow and dislodged its main blade during the impact.

The dislodged blade then struck the second helicopter nearby, causing it to crash as well.

Utah National Guard officials said, the incident is under investigation.

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Two Black Hawk helicopters crash in U.

S.

state of Utah

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