3 people dead in single-engine plane crash in Montana field
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities say three people are dead as a result of a single-engine airplane crash.
The Missoulian reports the three people were declared dead at the scene near St. Ignatius Thursday.
Authorities did not immediately release the identities of the victims.
Emergency services were alerted to the plane crash in a field around 4 p.m.
Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says the plane is believed to have struck a large power line, which caused mechanical problems.
Bell did not release information regarding the origin of the flight, but said it did not come from a local airport.
Bell says Federal Aviation Administration officials were expected to arrive in the area Friday to take over the crash investigation.
Lake County authorities also alerted the National Transportation Safety Board.
Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com