Multiple people dead after small plane crashes in Montana, sheriff says

Sheriff: Small plane crashes in Montana, multiple dead

BILLINGS, Mont. — A small plane hit a tower guide wire and crashed Saturday night in a remote part of Montana, killing all aboard, investigators said.

The number and identities of the passengers aboard the four-seater Cessna TR182 were not released Sunday, The Billings Gazette reported.

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder was contacted about an overdue plane around 2 a.m. and started searching for the wreckage at first light Sunday.

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Deputies used cellphone pings to determine the crash site and found the charred remains near Dunn Mountain in an area difficult to access using a helicopter.

“It’s tough. It’s not a real rough area, but there’s some coulees and stuff that it’s tough to get across,” Linder told the Gazette.

A small plane hit a tower guide wire and crashed Saturday night in a remote part of Montana, killing all aboard, investigators said.
A small plane hit a tower guide wire and crashed Saturday night in a remote part of Montana, killing all aboard, investigators said. (Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office/Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office)