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Delta Airlines Flight Rejects Takeoff From Salt Lake City

Delta Airlines flight DL-3863 had to reject takeoff from Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 6th.

The plane was accelerating to takeoff for Billings, Montana, when the crew rejected takeoff due to a lavatory smoke indication.

The plane safely returned to the apron. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Denver

American Airlines flight AA-2615 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Denver, Colorado, on July 20th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane heading from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, to Belgrade, Montana, was diverted due to loss of cabin pressure.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Delta Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Montana

Delta Airlines flight DL-4521 made an emergency landing in Helena, Montana, on June 24th.

The plane heading from Pasco, Washington, to Minneapolis, Minnesota, was diverted due to issues with the cabin pressure.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Delta Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Billings

Delta Airlines flight DL-453 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Billings, Montana, on December 2nd.

The Boeing 757-200 plane heading from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, to Seattle, Washington, was diverted after all toilets stopped functioning.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Horizon Air Plane Returns to Montana after Bird Strike

Horizon Air flight QX-2489/AS-2489 had to return and make an emergency landing at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Gallatin County, Montana, on July 2nd.

The de Havilland Dash 8-400 flying to Seattle, Washington, had to return due to bird strike, damaging its pitot tube.

The plane landed safely.

No injuries were reported.

Cargo Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Montana

A small cargo plane owned by Alpine Air made an emergency landing at Billings Logan International Airport, Montana, on January 19th.

The plane took off for Sidney, Montana, but had to turn back after the pilot failed to fully retract the landing gear.

The plane’s landing collapsed upon landing. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, remained unharmed.

1 Killed, 1 Injured after Small Plane Crashes in Wyoming

A small plane crashed in a remote area near Otto in southern Big Horn County, Wyoming, on December 7th.

The plane that took off from Worland Municipal airport, Wyoming, was carrying two predator control specialists when it went down.

One person was killed in the crash while the other one was injured. The injured was taken to a hospital in Billings, Montana.

TV Star, Co-Pilot Killed in Tragic Plane Crash in Montana

A Cessna 182 crashed on the side of Interstate 90 while trying to land at Rock Creek Airstrip, Missoula County, Montana, on August 28th.

The plane was carrying History Channel star Darrell Ward and his co-pilot at the time.

Ward was on his way to begin filming a documentary about the recovery of plane wreckage.

Both people aboard lost their lives.

The crash remains under investigation.

Small Plane Crashed at Ravalli County Airport

A small plane crashed at the Ravalli County Airport in Hamilton, Montana, on June 4th.

The plane was attempting to land at the airport when its left wing struck the ground, causing it to flip over. The plane was flying from Idaho at the time.

There were three people aboard, including the pilot and two passengers; one of them was injured in the incident while the other two remained unharmed.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Woman Dies after Commercial Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Montana

A commercial flight made an emergency landing at Billings Logan International Airport in Montana, on May 7th.

The Star Alliance Boeing 737 plane, heading from Chicago, Illinois, to San Francisco, California, was diverted after a woman passed out mid-flight.

The plane landed safely. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of death is not known at the moment.

El Al Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Montana

El AlAn El Al Israel Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Billings Logan International Airport in Montana, on November 15.

The Boeing 777, en-route from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles, was diverted after the pilot received an automated warning about engine fire.

The plane landed safely. There were 279 passengers and 20 crew members aboard at the time; none of them were hurt.

No sign of smoke or fire was found during initial inspection.

Pilot Injured after Crop-Dusting Plane Makes Hard Landing in Polson

A crop-dusting plane crashed in the Irvine Flats area near Polson, Montana, on May 26.

According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, the single-engine plane crashed while the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing due to mechanical issues. The aircraft’s landing gear sustained damage during landing and it skidded before coming to a stop.

The pilot sustained minor injuries in the incident and was taken to Providence Medical Center in Polson.

The FAA is investigating.

Small Plane Crashed into House near Helena Regional Airport; 2 Injured

Piper PA-28A single engine Piper PA-28 plane crashed into a house near Helena Regional Airport in Montana, just before 12:30 p.m. on January 20.

According to Helena Assistant Fire Chief Ken Wood, the aircraft clipped a tree before it crashed into a section of house and a shed.
Two men, both in their 70s, were injured in the accident and were taken to St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena. Their identities have not yet been confirmed.

The homeowner James Samargo and his girlfriend Jennifer Loayza were inside the house at the time but remained unharmed.

The plane, registered to Robert Henry Koch and Kristina Koch of Helena, sustained heavy damage. Authorities said a power line was also affected in the wreck.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Billings

250px-Delta_logo.svgA Delta airlines flight had to make an emergency landing in Billings, Montana, at around 7:30 p.m. on December 15.

The Boeing 767 was en-route from Seattle to Paris when the crew requested emergency landing due to an electrical odor on-board.

The plane landed uneventfully and all 203 passengers and 10 crew members remained unharmed.

The technicians examined the aircraft and cleared it for resuming its journey.

Twin-Engine Aircraft Crashes at Idaho-Montana Border

A twin engine plane (#N888GG) crashed and caught fire at around 5:30 pm on June 17 in the parking lot at Lost Trail Pass, Conner, Montana at the summit of Lost Trail Pass on the border of Idaho and Montana.

The Ravalli County Sheriff office confirmed that the aircraft was destroyed to the extent that it was not possible to recognize that it was a Grumman G-21A. Witnesses say the plane spun down, dropped hard and flat, and on impact was immediately engulfed in flames. Nothing recognizable remained but the wing tips.

Only the pilot was aboard.

Ravalli County Sheriff and Federal Aviation Administration investigator Allen Kenitzer are looking into the details and causes of accident.

Allegiant Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Nevada

AllegiantAn Allegiant Air flight heading to Missoula, Montana from Las Vegas had to be diverted for making an emergency landing at Wendover, Nevada on June 13.

The plane was carrying 146 passengers and 6 crew members at the time of incident; all of them remained unharmed.

Jessica Wheeler, a spokesperson for Allegiant, said the plane diverted and landed safely after a hydraulic warning light came on. She also said that Allegiant sent a replacement plane from Las Vegas to pick up the passengers and take them to Missoula.

Some passengers said the issue appeared to be more serious than a mere warning light.

Allegiant’s maintenance crew is examining the plane.

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