2 Black Hawk helicopters extracted from canyon after crash

The Nevada Military Nationwide Guard lifts two Black Hawk helicopters Wednesday from simply exterior of Snowbird the place they crashed Feb. 22. (Mark Wetzel, KSL-TV)

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LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON — Two Black Hawk helicopters had been faraway from simply exterior of Snowbird the place they went down final week.

Chopper 5 adopted the extraction at a distance, getting footage of the unbelievable removing strategy of lifting the helicopters out of the canyon the place they had been transferred to Heber, the place they’re now on safe floor.

“It takes a whole lot of precision and cautious planning to do that the correct manner,” Chief Warrant Officer Jared Jones mentioned. “And happily the climate’s cooperating at present.”

Jones and the crew of the Nevada Military Nationwide Guard Chinook had the expertise to get the job accomplished.

The Utah Nationwide Guard has a plan to get the helicopters again to West Jordan. They are saying they’re going to make the most of some flatbed trailers Thursday to make the journey.

The helicopters aren’t essentially destined for the scrap heap. One of many subsequent steps might be to see what’s salvageable off of the 2 Black Hawks.

The crash occurred on Feb. 22. The Utah Nationwide Guard says no crew members had been injured and each helicopters had been broken within the crash, which occurred round 9:30 a.m. within the Mineral Basin, close to Snowbird, in American Fork Canyon.

The incident stays underneath investigation.


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