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Small plane crashes in Billings

A plane crashed near the Billings airport Monday morning.
Small plane crashes in Billings
Posted at 11:45 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 13:57:26-04

(UPDATE, 11:51 a.m.) Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said it appears that the pilot was the only occupant of the plane.

He said the NTSB and FAA have been notified and federal teams are expected to arrive and begin their investigation this afternoon.

(1st REPORT) A small plane crashed in Billings on Monday morning, and we are told that there are no survivors.

Shane Ketterling, assistant director of aviation and transit, said the type of aircraft has been identified as a twin-engine aircraft with a capacity of seven people.

Ketterling said officials have yet to confirm how many people were on the plane when it crashed.

The crash was reported at about 10 a.m. Fire crews were staging at Billings Rod & Gun Club Road.

Bob Gibson, president of the Billings Rod & Gun Club, said the plane crashed on club property in the archery area.

Several members were in the area at the time but were not injured, he said.

We will update you as we get more information.