(CNN)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.
A statement on the airline’s Facebook page explained that the plane’s EICAS — Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System — indicated a failure of the front landing gear to deploy. The pilot tried a backup emergency procedure to pull down the wheels but that was unsuccessful. The aircraft did two fly-bys past the tower for air controllers to check visually whether the wheels had deployed.
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