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Officials close to identifying pilot killed in Billings plane crash

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Posted at 10:47 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 14:10:59-04

BILLINGS - The Yellowstone County Coroner's Office is waiting on dental records to positively identify the victim of Monday’s plane crash.

Coroner Cliff Mahoney said his office has a tentative identification, but they are not able to confirm it without the dental records.

Mahoney hoped to obtain the records later in the day Tuesday.

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A twin engine plane crashed west of Billings Logan International Airport Monday just before 10 a.m.

The pilot was the only person on board the plane.

The PA-31 Piper twin engine was registered to a flying company out of Miles City.

An investigator with the Federal Aviation Administration arrived in Billings Monday evening to begin the investigation on what caused the plane to crash.