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2 people dead after a small plane crashed in Rosebud County

Emergency responders at the scene of a small plane near Forsyth crash on May 14.
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Posted at 2:18 PM, May 15, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-22 14:25:19-04

BILLINGS — Rosebud County Coroner Keith Raymond has identified 65-year-old Dave Hartman and 19-year-old Haiden Oakland as the two people on the plane who died.

Both were from Miles City in eastern Montana.

The investigation into the cause of the crash continues.


(MAY 15, 2024) Authorities are investigating the crash of a small plane that killed two people near Forsyth on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration preliminary report, the crash happened at 4:30 p.m. "under unknown circumstances."

The plane was a Piper/PA18, but no other information has been released yet.



Rosebud County Sheriff Allen Fulton said Wednesday he could not release any details about the cause of the crash or the names of those who were killed at this point.

He said the crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA.

We will update you if we get more information.

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