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2 National Guard Black Hawk helicopters crash in American Fork Canyon

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Feb 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-22 15:27:59-05

AMERICAN FORK CANYON, Utah — Two Utah National Guard Black Hawk helicopters crashed following an incident with another helicopter in American Fork Canyon early Tuesday.

Officials had previously stated the crash had occurred in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

The National Guard said the UH-60 Black Hawks were involved in a training accident near Mineral Basin at around 9:30 a.m.

No crew members were injured in the accident, although both helicopters were damaged.

A photo from the area showed one helicopter after it had come down in the middle of what appears to be a ski run. The other helicopter can be seen in the background.

Multiple areas of the nearby Snowbird ski resort have been closed, including the aerial tram, Little Cloud and Mineral Basin. It's not known how many people were on the helicopters at the time of the incident.

This story was originally published by Jeff Tavss on Scripps station KSTU in Salt Lake City.