Helicopter for utility work crashes into field, killing 2


STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) - A utility company helicopter has crashed into a snowy Ohio field, killing the two people on board.

A witness reported the crash around midday Monday just south of the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County.

The county sheriff's office said the aircraft is affiliated with a utility company surveying power lines in the area and the two people who died aren't from the area.

There's no word on what caused the crash. The Blade newspaper reports Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn said there was no sign of fire and no indication the aircraft struck any utility lines.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been alerted.

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