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Plane Crash

Pilot, passenger recount 'lucky' story of crash into Helena home

Pilot, passenger recount 'lucky' story of crash into Helena home

MISSOULA — Some guys have all the luck.

January 23, 2015 8:47 am Photos

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Police release names of Missoula pilot, passenger in plane crash

Police release names of Missoula pilot, passenger in plane crash

HELENA — Helena police have identified the pilot and passenger who were injured when their single-engine airplane crashed through a power line and tree before striking a house around 12:30 p.m. in Walnut Street on Tuesday.

January 22, 2015 10:51 am Photos

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No serious injuries when plane crashes into Helena house

No serious injuries when plane crashes into Helena house

A small airplane crashed into a Helena home shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, injuring the two men on board.

January 20, 2015 12:49 pmLoading…
NTSB: Plane made 'erratic maneuvers' before Pablo crash

NTSB: Plane made 'erratic maneuvers' before Pablo crash

PABLO — Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board say a plane made "several erratic maneuvers" before it crashed into a hillside west of Pablo last month, killing the pilot and injuring a passenger.

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Mom who lost family members in plane crash finds solace in faith

Mom who lost family members in plane crash finds solace in faith

Tragic crash has connections to Butte

January 04, 2015 12:10 pm Photos

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Pilot killed in plane crash near Pablo identified

POLSON — Authorities have identified the pilot killed in a plane crash in northwest Montana as 33-year-old Brett Thoft, of Wasilla, Alaska.

December 17, 2014 2:35 pmLoading…
Plane crash reported near Darby; 2 on board survive

Plane crash reported near Darby; 2 on board survive

DARBY — A small plane has crashed south of Darby, in a field near U.S. 93 mile marker 27. Two people on board the vintage Aeronca Champ survived the impact, and are being treated at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.

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Report released on plane crash near Great Falls

Report released on plane crash near Great Falls

GREAT FALLS — Investigators say a small plane that crashed southeast of Great Falls, killing one person and injuring three others, hit a group of trees as the pilot approached a ridge.

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Victim of Montana plane crash identified; NTSB, FAA investigating

Victim of Montana plane crash identified; NTSB, FAA investigating

GREAT FALLS — Officials in Cascade County have identified the woman who was killed and the three who were injured in a plane crash about 30 miles southeast of Great Falls.

September 04, 2014 2:50 pmLoading…
Plane crashes southeast of Great Falls; 1 killed

Plane crashes southeast of Great Falls; 1 killed

GREAT FALLS — Authorities say one person was killed when a single-engine plane crashed about 30 miles southeast of Great Falls.

September 02, 2014 4:25 pmLoading…
McKenzie Morgan, 17, took these photos of her wrecked Cessna 172

McKenzie Morgan, 17, took these photos of her wrecked Cessna 172

A collection of photos taken by McKenzie Morgan of her wrecked Cessna 172 was the most-viewed thing on The Billings Gazette this past week.Morgan crashed the plane near Francs Peak outside Meeteetse, Wyo., in August 2013 during her first solo flight attempt. Morgan's story was featured Sunda…

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Pilot killed in crash west of Lolo Pass was bound for experimental aircraft fly-in

MISSOULA — The pilot killed Monday in the crash of a small plane in the Bitterroot Mountains west of Lolo Pass was head of the staff of an engineering firm in Richland, Wash.

July 29, 2014 2:12 pmLoading…

Pilot killed in plane crash in Bitterroots; plane en route to Baker

MISSOULA — The pilot of a small plane that crashed in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho has been confirmed dead.

July 28, 2014 2:19 pmLoading…

Central Montana plane crash kills pilot

LEWISTOWN — A single-engine airplane crashed near the Russian Flat airstrip in the Lewis and Clark National Forest, killing the pilot.

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Wyoming woman killed in Adirondacks plane crash

NORTH ELBA, N.Y. — Authorities have identified the three victims in a single-engine plane crash in the Adirondacks as a West Virginia man, his 24-year-old daughter and a 25-year-old Michigan man.

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Pilot killed in Lost Trail crash was ferrying antique plane to Montana

Pilot killed in Lost Trail crash was ferrying antique plane to Montana

LOST TRAIL PASS — Scott and Sadie Grasser will never forget the sound an airplane makes when it crashes.

June 19, 2014 7:18 am Photos

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Pilot killed in Lost Trail crash; witnesses describe fireball

Pilot killed in Lost Trail crash; witnesses describe fireball

LOST TRAIL PASS — Ravalli County Undersheriff Steve Holton announced on Wednesday morning that investigators have tentatively identified the aircraft and the pilot who perished in the airplane crash at Lost Trail Ski Area on Tuesday evening.

June 18, 2014 1:20 pm Photos

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Pilot suffers minor injuries in Valley plane crash

Pilot suffers minor injuries in Valley plane crash

HELENA — An 80-year-old Helena man sustained minor injuries when his airplane crashed on landing in the Helena Valley, ending up on its top.

June 09, 2014 2:06 pmLoading…
Pray man injured when plane crashes near Yellowstone

Pray man injured when plane crashes near Yellowstone

A plane crashed just inside the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park early Monday seriously injuring the pilot, park officials said.

June 02, 2014 10:40 am Photos

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Could be months before Wyoming plane crash reached

Could be months before Wyoming plane crash reached

CODY, Wyo. — With avalanche dangers looming, officials said Wednesday it could be months before crews can reach a single-engine plane that crashed on a mountain in northwest Wyoming, presumably killing two elderly brothers on board.

May 14, 2014 12:22 pmLoading…

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