Eastern Montana Plane Crash Kills 2

by nph | August 19th, 2011

August 19, 2011

Two people died in a single-engine plane crash in Rosebud County, Montana, on Thursday, August 18. The accident occurred around noon in a remote area between small towns Vananda and Forsyth.

The plane, a Piper PA-18 Super Cub, reportedly took off Thursday morning from Miles City, where the two men on board lived. Upon impact, the plane caught fire – an explosion heard by nearby hunters. Rescue crews reached the crash site an hour later.

“It’s pretty rough country out there,” said Rosebud County Sheriff Randy Alles in an interview with KULR8. “It’s a two-track road getting out there, and it basically takes a 4-wheel drive truck.”

The victims’ ages and names have not yet been released.

This was the second fatal plane crash in Montana this week. On Monday, a single-engine plane crashed five miles away from Butte, killing a 19-year-old and a 61-year-old.

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