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Pilot survives crash of small plane near Dillon

Pilot survives crash of small plane near Dillon
Posted at 12:05 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 19:56:42-05

BUTTE — A pilot was hospitalized Tuesday after crashing his small plane at the Dillon Airport.

Beaverhead County Sheriff Paul Craft said a man flying a small Cessna crashed while attempting a landing at the airport at about 9 a.m.

The pilot was taken to Barrett Hospital & HealthCare in Dillon, but his condition has not been released.

“He was alive and talking to us,” said Craft, who was at the crash scene. “He was talking to the EMTs and medical professionals up there, so I know he was somewhat alert and conscious.”

The plane was coming from Gallatin County before crashing at the airport located about three miles northeast of Dillon. The identity of the pilot has not been released.

There is no word yet on the cause of the crash; the investigation continues.

We will update you if we get more information.