News short: Helicopter flying low over St. George causes concern

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ST. GEORGE — Nerves and windows were rattled Wednesday afternoon as a Blackhawk helicopter flew low over Bloomington and St. George.

A resident of Bloomington identified the aircraft and said the helicopter was no more than 100 feet above the rooftops around 3:45 p.m. The walls and windows of the St. George News offices rattled as the helicopter flew overhead.

St. George Regional Airport operations supervisor Brad Kitchen said it could possibly be part of military exercises.

“The only thing I know is that Nellis (Air Force Base in Nevada) has got operations going,” Kitchen said. “For I don’t know how long, I don’t know when they started, but you know we’ve had a couple booms today and they are working out in the desert.”

Aaron Young at the Nellis Air Force Base Public Affairs office was unable to offer immediate information on the matter.

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7 Comments

  • john928 December 2, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Attention Elders (noting the temple in the lower left corner): the Constitution is hanging from that thread y’all talk so much about.
    Now what?

  • Susan December 2, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    That happened to me in Ivins a couple of weeks ago. A helicopter flew very low over homes in my neighborhood. I went outside to look at what was going on. It was night time. I put up my arms with the attitude of what the hell is going on, and it immediately flew away. Weirdorama…

    • Brugh December 3, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      There is something going North of your area and east of gunlock. That red mountain range. A defacing of some sort…

  • old school December 3, 2015 at 8:23 am

    They were probably just site seeing, or showing off. You did well to report it. I’ve seen that kind of recklessness result in mishap

  • SteveSGU December 3, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    OK, we gave Aaron Young at the Nellis Air Force Base Public Affairs office a day to find the answer. What does he say now? They certainly have no excuse for flying low over residential areas.

  • .... December 3, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    According to project Blue Book this never happened and you were never here.

  • Brugh December 3, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    The other night I noticed a small bright light that either landed or crashed just east of Pine Valley Mountain. 10 minutes later I noticed multiple small planes leaving the airport. Odd!

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