Utah Nat’l Guard: 2 Blackhawk helicopters damaged in crash near Snowbird

Skiers are near a Blackhawk helicopter that crashed at Snowbird ski resort on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Photo courtesy: Michael

LITTLE COTTON WOOD CANYON, Utah, Feb. 22, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah National Guard has confirmed that two of its Blackhawk helicopters crashed while on a training mission at Snowbird ski resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

“Breaking: We can confirm that two Utah National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters were involved in a training accident at approximately 9:30 a.m. near Mineral Basin,” the agency’s tweet says.

“No crew members were injured in the accident. Both UH-60s were damaged. The incident is under investigation.”

The group involved was the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, says an update issued later.

Unified Police Canyon units responded to the scene, according to Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera.

Photos and video shared with Gephardt Daily show two helicopters flying in the area, and at the crash scene.

Gephardt Daily will have additional information as it is made available.

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