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Sheriff: Pilot not injured in small plane crash in Montana

January 17, 2019

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A small airplane crashed on an island in the Missouri River, marking the second plane crash in two weeks near a Montana town southeast of Helena.

Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan tells the Independent Record the pilot was not injured in the crash Wednesday afternoon near Townsend.

Meehan says the aircraft, believed to be a Cessna, was intact.

He says the pilot was possibly practicing landings when the plane “tipped over” near Crimson Bluffs.

Two Gallatin County men were injured when a small airplane struck a power line near Townsend on Jan. 2. Both men were flown to hospitals in serious condition.

Meehan says the latest crash appears to be less serious.

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Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com

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