UHP helicopter crashes in Wayne County

Posted at 2:55 PM, Dec 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-16 16:56:16-05

BICKNELL, Utah — A state helicopter has made a “hard landing” in a remote part of Wayne County.

The Utah Highway Patrol said one of its helicopters was participating in an antelope capture when it “experienced a loss of lift” and went down in an area near Bicknell. The helicopter was only 15 to 20 feet above the ground.

Four people were on board, UHP officials said. No one was injured.

The incident will be investigated by the Utah Department of Public Safety and the Federal Aviation Administration.