Crashed Plane Removed from Kalispell House

By Beacon Staff

A single-engine airplane that crashed into a Kalispell house shortly after takeoff was removed from the structure on Sunday and will be taken to a shop for inspection by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Kalispell Fire Department Chief Dave Dedman says the department has turned the house back over to the homeowner, who planned to have a company close up the hole in the wall and restore his electricity and natural gas services. Officials estimated damages to the house at about $50,000.

The three people and two dogs on the Piper PA28 airplane were not injured in the crash Saturday afternoon. The homeowner also escaped injury.

An FAA website says the airplane is registered to Michael V. Seaman of Kalispell.