A Beechcraft 35-B33 Debonair impacted open field terrain, possible after it struck a powerline, near St. Ignatius, Lake County, Montana.
The aircraft was destroyed and the three occupants onboard received fatal injures.
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.
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