Saturday, January 5, 2019

Cessna 180 Skywagon, N4934A: Accident occurred January 02, 2019 in Broadwater County, Montana

Kestrel Leasing LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/4934A




The two occupants of a plane that crashed near Townsend are in critical condition.

Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan reported the passengers sustained life-threatening injuries.

The plane crashed into a creek bank about two miles south of Townsend between the Missouri River and Highway 287, according to Meehan.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene after 6 p.m.

At the time, both occupants in the plane were conscious and speaking to authorities. They were taken to the hospital by helicopter.

Meehan said earlier he was waiting for the Federal Aviation Administration before taking further action.

NorthWestern Energy also reported an outage in the area affecting about 135 customers.

The names of those involved have not yet been released.

(1st Report, 7:05 p.m.) Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan said a small plane crashed into a creek bank about two miles south of Townsend between the Missouri River and Highway 287.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived shortly after 6 p.m.

Two occupants were in the plane and both were conscious and speaking to authorities. Meehan said they sustained serious injuries, but they are not life-threatening.

The occupants were taken by medical helicopter.

Meehan is waiting for the Federal Aviation Administration before taking further action.

NorthWestern Energy has reported a confirmed outage in the area affecting about 135 customers.

Original article can be found here ➤  https://kxlh.com





HELENA – Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office deputies continued to interview witnesses Thursday as they investigated a small plane crash that left two men critically injured Wednesday.


Sheriff Wynn Meehan said both men were from Gallatin County and in their mid-30s. One of the men was flown to Helena, then transferred to a hospital in Salt Lake City for treatment. The other was taken to Great Falls. Meehan did not have an update on their conditions.

Meehan said the plane took off from Belgrade around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, then landed briefly at an airstrip near Townsend before taking off again. It hit power lines and crashed near the Hahn Ranch, about two miles south of Townsend. Northwestern Energy crews reported finding the plane while looking for the cause of a power outage.

Meehan said the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration’s website, the plane, a Cessna 180, was registered to Kestrel Leasing LLC, a company in Belgrade.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://ktvh.com

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