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Small plane crashes into Hungry Horse Reservoir

Update Monday, Nov. 20, 2023


We’re gathering more information about a plane that crash-landed into the Hungry Horse Reservoir on Saturday afternoon - sending two people to the hospital.


Flathead County Sheriff Brain Heino says Two Bear Air was dispatched to the crash scene at 2 p.m. on Saturday.


He says two people aboard the aircraft were traveling from Great Falls to Kalispell when they experienced low visibility.


After the crash landing, Heino says the two people involved were able to swim to shore where they were eventually located.


They were taken to Logan Health in Kalispell, but details on their conditions have not been released.


The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation.


The Flathead County Dive team was also dispatched to the scene to remove pieces of the plane from the reservoir.


First Report Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023


A small plane crashed on the shores of the Hungry Horse Reservoir on Sunday morning.

Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino said there were no fatalities, however, two people who were inside the aircraft and were taken to the hospital. Their conditions aren't known at this time.

Law enforcement and the Flathead County Dive Team will be on scene to remove pieces of the plane and conduct their investigation.


The cause of the crash is unknown.


Updates will be available as information becomes available.

Information from Kathryn Roley


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