Three people are miraculously alive after a Cessna 425 Conquest I landed in a field north of Helena Regional Airport early Wednesday morning, having to perform an emergency landing on account of a problem with the engine that saw it leaking fuel after takeoff.
With the crash being nowhere as bad as it could have been, the passengers sustained only minor injuries such as breathing issues, bruises and a broken ankle, though one person revealed they had side pain and were taken by Lifeflight from the scene to a hospital. According to Kathryn’s Report:
“The airplane was flying from Faribault Municipal Airport-Liz Wall Strohfus Field in Faribault, Minnesota, to Missoula International Airport in Missoula. The pilot was trying to divert to Helena due to an engine issue.”
An investigation is underway.
Montana Daily Gazette is thankful that the people aboard the aircraft did not suffer severe injuries and that a fire did not occur.