Montana Plane Crashes into Helena Home

Two injured when plane crashes into a houese, shed in residential area

By Tristan Scott

HELENA – Two people were injured when a small airplane crashed into a house and shed in a residential neighborhood west of the Helena Regional Airport.

The crash was reported shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Independent Record reports one man was loaded into an ambulance on a gurney and another walked on.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the plane was a single engine Piper PA-28. Helena Assistant Fire Chief Ken Wood says the plane clipped a tree and crashed into part of the house and a shed.

The plane sustained serious damage, but did not catch fire.

KTVH-TV reported a power line also was knocked down.

There was no immediate word on whether anyone was in the house or what caused the crash.

FAA records indicate the single-engine airplane is registered to pilot Robert Henry Koch and Kristina Koch of Helena.


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