MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Missoula County authorities say one person died when a small plane crashed soon after taking off from the Missoula International Airport.
Sheriff's office spokeswoman Brenda Bassett confirmed the fatality to KECI-TV. The station reports only one person was aboard the plane.
The single-engine plane crashed Wednesday afternoon near the airport's car rental lot.
The Missoulian reports the plane was airborne for about 10 seconds before it crashed and exploded.
No other details were immediately available.