2 Dead in Utah Helicopter Crash

© KSL Aerial footage shows the helicopter crash site Friday near Alpine, Utah.

Two people died in a helicopter crash Friday in a mountainous area of north-central Utah, authorities said.

The helicopter went down north of Alpine, a community about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said.

Both people aboard were killed; their names were not immediately released.

Authorities began searching Friday afternoon after a relative of someone aboard reported the helicopter overdue. It had taken off from eastern Utah’s Uintah County, the sheriff’s office said.

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SOURCE: CNN, Jason Hanna and Sheena Jones