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Hawaiian helicopter crash near Kauai rocket facility sees first responders rush to scene

A US military helicopter crashed near the Kauai missile facility in Hawaii as first responders rushed to the scene.

Military officials said the helicopter crashed around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, near the Pacific Missile Facility in Kekaha.

A military helicopter has crashed near the Pacific Missile Facility in Hawaii

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A military helicopter has crashed near the Pacific Missile Facility in HawaiiCredit: Polihale / Wikipedia
It is not clear how many people were on the military helicopter

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It is not clear how many people were on the military helicopterCredit: Getty

Video from the scene showed a cloud of black smoke rising over the area where the plane crashed.

It is not clear how many people were on board or if anyone was injured.

“At this point, the main focus is on enabling first responders to handle this situation,” said a PMRF spokesperson. Hawaii News Now.

Officials also do not know if the helicopter crashed on land or in the water.

The accident happened a few hours later Two National Guard Blackhawk helicopters crashed on a ski trail in Utah.

The collision happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Little Cottonwood Canyon resort, in the Mineral Basin area of ​​Snowbird, 30 miles from Salt Lake City.

The Utah The National Guard confirmed that two of its UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters were involved in the crash.

According to UNG, the helicopters crashed during a winter mountain exercise near Minerals.

“By the time they landed, the snow had already risen and the plane could have lost track of the ground,” NG officials said.

The National Guard confirmed no crew members were injured in the crash, but the helicopter was damaged.

Video from the scene shows two helicopters descending into the snowy trail a few feet apart.

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