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1 Man Killed, 1 Hurt in NW Montana Plane Crash

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POLSON, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say one man was killed and another was injured in a small, single-engine airplane crash near Flathead Lake in northwestern Montana.

Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin tells KERR-AM the plane crashed while coming over a small ridge west of Pablo shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday. The names of the pilot and passenger have not been released.

The plane crashed in rugged terrain that is interrupted by farmland.

Yonkin, who confirmed the death Tuesday evening, tells The Missoulian the plane flew out of the Polson airport a few miles from the crash site.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be at the site Wednesday to investigate.

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