Yellowstone Crash, One Fatality, One Survivor, Cause Unknown

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
By George Hatcher


On August 12, 2013, an Avery Enterprises Beech E35 Bonanza crashed at Yellowstone Airport, Montana. The nose of the plane is smashed.

Emergency responders included Gallatin County deputies, the Hebgen Basin Fire District and Forest Service personnel. The sheriff’s office is protecting the site until the arrival of the NTSB.

67-year-old Andrezej Furmanski died in the crash. Another victim, Kevin Avery, was taken to a hospital in Idaho Falls. Avery owns Avery Enterprises, registered owner of the plane.

The plane crashed on the north end of the West Yellowstone airport runway. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. The Big Sky Trail adjacent to the airport was temporarily closed.

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