- Associated Press - Friday, March 27, 2015

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot was killed and his wife was injured when their small plane crashed into the Big Belt Mountains in central Montana.

Meagher County Sheriff Jon Lopp tells the Great Falls Tribune (https://gftrib.com/1ygiKKB ) the woman called authorities at about 1 p.m. Thursday to report the Saratoga Piper Cub she and her husband were in had crashed into a mountain west of White Sulphur Springs. Lopp says the pilot apparently became disoriented in the clouds and didn’t see the mountain range in front of him.

A helicopter from Malmstrom Air Force Base responded, and the woman was taken to a hospital in Helena. Her condition hasn’t been released.

Lopp says the plane from Canada had stopped in Great Falls and was headed to Helena.

The victims’ names have not been released.


Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com

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