Susan Majerus, 67, dead and Christopher Wisley, 55, Robert Majerus, 68, and Rachel Lukasik, 11, injured in small plane crash in Great Falls, Montana
Modified Date:Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:41pm
Accident Date:Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Investigators say a small plane that crashed southeast of Great Falls, killing one person and injuring three others, hit a group of trees as the pilot approached a ridge.
The National Transportation and Safety Board released a preliminary investigation this week into the Sept. 2 light plane crash in the Little Belt Mountains near Showdown Ski Area that seriously injured three occupants and killed a fourth.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot, Wilsey, turned the airplane toward the valley before it struck the trees and crashed. An intense fire broke out on the craft, killing Susan Majerus, and injuring the three other people aboard. The plane was a Cessna 177.
City:Great Falls, MT
County:Cascade County, MT
Area:Great Falls, MT