Single-Engine Plane Crash Injures Two in Billings

By Beacon Staff

BILLINGS – A single-engine airplane crashed while trying to land at Logan International Airport near Billings, injuring the two men on board.

Aviation director Tom Binford says the Piper airplane crashed between two runways at about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses say the plane was coming in for a landing when the left wing made a violent dip. The wing hit the ground, causing the plane to cartwheel.

Assistant aviation director Kevin Ploehn says both men were conscious and talking after the crash. Both were taken by ambulance to Billings Clinic. Their names and conditions were not released.

Binford says the Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.