POLICE rushed to Mineral Basin Snowbird after two National Guard Blackhawk helicopters crashed on a Utah ski trail.
The collision occurred at around 9.30 am on Tuesday in Little Cottonwood Canyon at the Snowbird ski resort.
The Utah National Guard confirmed that two of their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters were involved in the crash.
According to the UNG, the choppers went down during a training exercise near the mineral basin.
Coast Guard officials confirmed no crew members were injured in the accident, but the choppers were damaged.
Video footage from the scene showed two choppers down on the snowy trail several feet apart.
A skier took to Twitter to describe the collision: "We saw a backcountry helicopter crash, so sad.
"Hopefully everyone is ok – it flipped on landing maybe because of blowing snow obscuring landing area. Blade flew quite a ways into the trees."
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Multiple areas of the nearby Snowbird ski resort were shut down, including the aerial tram, Little Cloud and Mineral Basin.
The Utah National Guard said the incident is under investigation.
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