Two Men Killed in Small Plane Crash Near Lincoln Identified

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Authorities have identified the two men killed in a small plane crash in the Rocky Mountains west of Helena.

Authorities say the pilot and owner of the twin-engine Piper Seneca was 60-year-old Marc Dobrowitsky of Detroit. His passenger was 71-year-old Kjell Nelson of San Diego.

The men had stopped in Helena and were on their way to Cranbrook, British Columbia, when their plane went missing Sunday morning.

Dobrowitsky radioed that he was having engine trouble and then that he had hit a tree. The signal was then lost.

The search lasted more than two days before the Montana Civil Air Patrol located the plane’s wreckage in snow and heavy timber about seven miles west of Lincoln near Huckleberry Pass.

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