Downed airplane found, 1 dead in southwestern Montana
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Officials in southwestern Montana have located a small airplane and confirmed a death after a passenger called Thursday morning and reported a crash, Madison County officials said.
A twin-engine Cessna 377 Skymaster with three passengers was traveling from Helena to Jackson, Wyoming, when it went down in mountainous terrain, said Allen Kenitzer, spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration.
The plane was located Thursday afternoon and searchers were working to get to the scene to make an assessment, Madison County Sheriff Phil Fortner told NBC Montana. It was not immediately clear where the plane was located. The death was confirmed by Madison County’s sheriff.
Crews had been searching in the Madison Range between Ennis Lake and Big Sky.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.