By Associated Press - Sunday, September 13, 2020

SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (AP) - Two people have died and one has been hospitalized after a plane crash in Montana.

The crash happened Saturday night north of Seeley Lake Airport, the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on its Facebook page. Authorities located the damaged plane early Sunday morning.

The pilot and the passenger who died in the crash have been identified as Charles E. Wolff, 67 of Green Valley, Arizona, and Wayne D. Cahoon, 59 of Seeley Lake, Montana. It is not clear who was flying the plane.

A second passenger was transported to a hospital. Authorities did not provide details on the passenger’s condition.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating the crash of the aircraft, which it identified as a Cessna 172, a single-engine, four-passenger plane.

Seeley Lake is about 98 miles (158 kilometers) northwest of Helena.

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