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2 dead after plane crash in West Valley

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Posted at 12:22 PM, May 01, 2022

UPDATE: 1:05 p.m. - May 2, 2022

KALISPELL - The investigation into a plane crash that claimed two lives in Flathead County is continuing.

A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator arrived on Sunday and began the process of documenting the scene and examining the aircraft.

Read the updated story here.

(first report: 12:22 p.m. - May 1, 2022)

Two people are dead after a plane crash in Flathead County on Saturday.

The Flathead County Sheriff's Office responded to a report from residents in the Church Drive and West Valley Drive area about a small airplane crash at around 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino confirmed to MTN News that upon arrival they found one man and one woman deceased.

The Sheriff's Office, along with other agencies including West Valley Fire Department and Glacier National Park International Airport Fire and Rescue responded to the scene.

Heino said the Sheriff's Office held security overnight while National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) takes over the investigation.

According to Heino, NTSB will be leading the investigation now.

No further details were available. We will update you if we get more information.