Two National Guard helicopters crash at ski resort in Utah

A Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the Mineral Basin area of Snowbird Ski resort on Feb. 22, 2022 (Photo: @liftermike93 via Twitter)

A pair UH-60 Black Hawks made a hard landing at a Utah ski resort, according to local reports.

The helicopters, which belong to the Utah National Guard, set down hard in the Mineral Basin area on Tuesday morning.

It is currently unknown how both helicopters managed to crash, but the pair were performing a training mission at the time of the incident.

“No crew members were injured in the accident,” according to a statement from the Utah Guard. “Both UH-60s were damaged.”

Multiple witnesses posted images and video to social media.

“We saw a backcountry helicopter crash, so sad,” one witness tweeted. “Hopefully everyone is ok – it flipped on landing maybe because of blowing snow obscuring landing area. Blade flew quite a ways into the trees.”

According to KPIC, The Mineral Basin Express and Baldy Express lifts at the Snowbird resort have been closed until further notice.

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