Wild Videos Capture Two Black Hawk Helicopters Crashing Near Active Ski Slopes At A Utah Resort

Videos Capture Blackhawk Helicopters Crashing Near Utah Ski Resort

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  • Multiple videos captured two Blackhawk helicopters crash near a ski resort in Utah during a training exercise
  • No one was injured in the accident, which took place right next to active slopes filled with people
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You’re likely familiar with Black Hawk Down, the film adaptation of a non-fiction book that chronicled the mission to rescue the crew members who were inside two helicopters that were struck by RPGs during an ill-fated attempt to capture a Somali military leader in the 1993 campaign that devolved into the Battle of Mogadishu.

On Tuesday morning, a number of people who were hitting the slopes at Snowbird ski resort in Utah were treated to a similar (albeit much less dramatic and—thankfully—dangerous) incident at the expense of the National Guard members manning the two Black Hawks that were engaged in a training exercise near the mountain located around 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

According to NBC News, the choppers were trying to touch down near the resort as part of what officials described as a “routine survivability and mobility mountain” exercise. However, things went south after pilots in one vehicle lost sight of the ground and subsequently crashed into the snow before the second helicopter followed suit after it was apparently struck by dislodged pieces of the other’s rotor.

The wild development was captured by multiple people who started filming when they saw the Black Hawks closing in on the slopes, including some who came close to being swallowed by the cloud of snow that was kicked up and other onlookers who spotted some fellow skiers who were dangerously close to the crash site.

Thankfully, no spectators were harmed and all of the National Guard members involved were able to walk away from the crash without any serious injuries, which is pretty miraculous when you take a look at the footage.