Here’s an alternate perspective of the helicopter accident at Snowbird’s Mineral Basin that took down two Black Hawk helicopters from the Utah Army National Guard. No serious injuries were reported.
KSL reports he incident is currently under investigation. Until the helicopters can be safely removed, Utah National Guard are working in shifts to secure the crash site. They have been provided use of a warming hut by Snowbird ski patrol:
“Once the aircraft can be moved, the UH-60 Black Hawks will be sling-loaded out one at a time by a CH-47 Chinook at a safe distance on a safe path to an area where they can be loaded for ground transportation.”
The process to remove the Black Hawks could take days to a few weeks. National Guard reports say that while the two Black Hawks were landing, the rotor blades from one of the helicopters detached and hit the other helicopter. The helicopters were conducting winter mountain training that includes landing in whiteout conditions.