A helicopter en route to Salt Lake City was found crashed Friday in the mountains north of Alpine, and FOX 13 reports that the two people who were killed in the crash have been identified.
In a press release, Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office identified Benno Anthony Penna, 32, and his wife, Megan Hawk Penna, 32, as the passengers who were killed.
State Department of Public Safety helicopters were dispatched to search for the missing helicopter after a relative of one of its passengers reported the aircraft overdue, the Federal Aviation Administration told FOX 13.
In a statement, the Penna family says it is “heartbroken," and adds that “Benno was a devoted husband and father who loved helping friends and family. Megan was a devoted wife, mother and business partner with Benno. Megan loved working with her husband and they both adored their kids.”
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