Helicopter Crashes At Tooele Valley, Utah Airport

Two people walked away from a helicopter crash at the Tooele Valley Airport Tuesday morning after the aircraft broke apart as it landed, according to sheriff deputies.

The crash was reported to Tooele County dispatch at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. When deputies arrived, they found the helicopter on the north end of the runway. Two people were onboard the aircraft, fortunately both were uninjured.

“They were practicing touch and goes and on the last touch and go they performed the landing was a little too hard and when the aircraft came down the tail broke off,” said Tooele County Chief Deputy Duke North.

The aircraft is owned by Upper Limit Aviation, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. A spokesperson for Upper Limit tells 2News the helicopter was piloted by two Upper Limit Aviation staff personnel performing additional training.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating to determine the cause of the crash.