Rapid City guard helicopter in weekend accident - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City guard helicopter in weekend accident


A South Dakota Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was involved in an accident Sunday afternoon at the Winner Regional Airport.

According to a guard release, the helicopter's main rotor system struck an airport hangar while the crew was taxiing. The aircraft rotor and fuselage was damaged.

A four-man crew and one passenger were aboard the aircraft at the time but where not injured.

The crew of the aircraft was returning to Rapid City from Brookings after a routine training mission in the area over the weekend. The aircraft had stopped in Winner to refuel.

The helicopter and its crew are based out of the Army Aviation Support Facility in Rapid City.

The accident is currently under investigation.

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