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Small plane crashes near Townsend

Posted at 8:15 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 23:12:00-05

HELENA – Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan says a small plane crashed into a creek bank about two miles south of Townsend, between the Missouri River and Highway 287.

Two occupants were in the plane. Both were conscious and speaking to authorities, but Meehan said they sustained  life-threatening injuries.

The occupants were taken by medical helicopter to a local hospital.

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

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

NorthWestern Energy is reporting a confirmed outage in the area affecting about 135 customers.

This is a developing story.