A training flight ended in tragedy after the bodies of two people were found at a crash site following a six-hour search through rugged bushland.
Two people have been killed after their helicopter crashed in the NSW Southern Highlands on Wednesday.
An alert was raised when the helicopter, believed to be on a training flight, failed to return to its base. The aircraft was last seen near Marulan, east of Goulburn.
Emergency crews were called in to comb rugged bushland near Tallong, southwest of Sydney, for almost six hours before they spotted the wreckage just after midnight.
The bodies of two people were located at the crash site. They are yet to be formally identified.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has been called in to help investigate.
Police will prepare a brief for the Coroner.