ALPINE — A helicopter carrying two individuals on its approach from japanese Utah to Salt Lake Metropolis crashed Friday in the mountains north of Alpine, authorities stated.
A crew with the Utah Department of Public Safety determined the downed aircraft is identical one reported overdue Friday afternoon by relations of those aboard, stated Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon.
He didn’t instantly have details on who was aboard and whether or not the pair survived.
The Federal Aviation Administration had alerted Utah authorities earlier Friday that a 4-seat Robinson R44 helicopter flying from Vernal Regional Airport to Salt Lake’s South Valley Regional Airport may be missing, an company spokesman stated.
A report back to Cannon’s office, nevertheless, indicated the aircraft had taken off from a personal house in the small Uintah County town of Ballard, close to Roosevelt.
Teams have been combing Alpine’s Horsetail Falls space earlier within the day.
This story might be up to date as more info turns into out there.