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Two critically injured in plane crash near Townsend

Posted at 9:50 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 23:52:44-05

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.

We will update you with any new information.


(first report) According to Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan, a small plane carrying two people crashed into a creek bank about two miles south of Townsend between the Missouri River and Highway 287.

Both occupants were conscious and speaking when authorities arrived shortly after 6:00 pm. Both sustained serious, but not life-threatening, injuries and have been transported by medical helicopter.

Meehan told MTN News they are waiting for the Federal Aviation Administration before taking any further action.

We will update this story with any further information we receive.