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Plane crash reported near St. Ignatius

Posted at 8:11 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 22:11:58-04

(UPDATE, 6:10 p.m.) Three people died in a plane crash in Lake County Thursday afternoon.

According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, authorities received a report of a plane crash near St. Ignatius at around 4 p.m.

The incident occurred near Pistol Creek Road.

The crash is under investigation, however, Bell said they believe the plane hit a power line.

The occupants, who were not from Montana, were flying into the area to visit friends, according to Bell. Their names have not yet been released.

Responding agencies included, among others, the Lake County Sheriff's Office, the Montana Highway Patrol, and Mission Valley Ambulance.

We will update you with any new information.

(1st Report, 4:51 p.m.) A plane crash has been reported near Ronan in Lake County.

According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, emergency personnel are still arriving at the scene.

Bell told MTN News the aircraft needs to be flipped in order for authorities to determine the number and safety of the occupants.

The scene is located near Pistol Creek Road. The public is asked to avoid the area.