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Update: Missoula County plane crash victims ID'd

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Posted at 10:26 PM, Jul 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-03 15:33:42-04

Update 1:15 p.m. Saturday

The two people killed in a plane crash in Missoula County were identified Saturday as 42-year-old Brian J. Makar and 43-year-old Carrie R. Makar, both of Burien, Washington, according to Sheriff and Coroner TJ McDermott.

McDermott said the sheriff's office will continue to assist the National Transportation Safety Board as requested with their investigation. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

(first report) Two people were killed in a plane crash in Missoula County on Thursday.

According to the Missoula County Sheriff's Office, Montana Aeronautics notified MCSO around 2:30 p.m. of a downed aircraft southwest of Missoula.

Missoula County Search and Rescue was mobilized and Two Bear Air was requested to assist in the search for the small aircraft.

With the assistance of Two Bear Air, deputies located the aircraft and secured the scene.

Two people are confirmed to have died in the crash, according to the Sheriff's Office. Their identities have not yet been released.

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office will assist the National Transportation Safety Board with their investigation.

No other details have been released. We will update you when we learn more.