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Crash of small plane briefly closes Red Lodge airport

Crash of small plane briefly closes Red Lodge airport
Red Lodge (MTN News graphic)
Posted at 5:17 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 20:03:26-05

BILLINGS — The crash of a small plane on the landing strip temporarily closed the Red Lodge Airport on Friday afternoon, according to Red Lodge Fire Rescue.

Two people in the plane were taken to Beartooth Billings Clinic with minor injuries, according to the Carbon County Sheriff's Office.

The airport was closed at around 2:10 p.m. when the crash was reported so the landing strip could be cleared.

There is no word yet on what may have caused the "hard landing."

The Sheriff's office, Red Lodge Police Department, and Red Lodge Fire are investigating.