Small plane hits river

During the annual Yellowstone River Boat Float Saturday, July 8, a two-seat, single-engine plane with two occupants crashed into the river after tangling in several power lines just east of the Otter Creek Fishing Access in Sweet Grass County.

Kirk Bryan, 53, and his mother, Phyllis Bryan, 76, both of Big Timber, were transferred to Pioneer Medical Center (PMC) in Big Timber shortly after the crash. Phyllis was later transported to Billings via Help Flight, and Kirk was transported via fixed-wing.

No floaters in the area were injured.

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By Olivia Keith / Pioneer Staff Writer

CUTLINE: The two-seater plane, a Piper PA-18 Super Cub, sinks into the Yellowstone River on Saturday afternoon after the two occupants were rescued and taken to Pioneer Medical Center. Both were later life-flighted to Billings. Photo courtesy of Helen and Amanda Myrstol

 

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