Small plane crashes in Yellowstone river, two injured

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-09 06:56:05|Editor: MJ
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LOS ANGELES, July 8 (Xinhua) -- A small plane crashed Saturday in the Yellowstone River after striking a power line, leading to two people injured and hundreds of customers in the area out of power.

The accident happened in Montana state, near Otter Creek Fishing Access of the Yellowstone River, where more than 100 people were joining an annual multi-day floating and camping event.

Brooke Osen, a public information officer with the Sweet Grass County sheriff's office, was quoted by local news website as saying that at about 11 a.m., the small plane hit a power line near before it landed mid-stream in the Yellowstone River.

She said more than 100 people were estimated to be in the area at the time of the crash.

"The majority of floaters had already launched," Osen said. "Nobody was injured, miraculously."

A man and woman in the airplane were rescued. They were transported to an area hospital.

The authority did not close the river for the accident.

NorthWestern Energy spokesperson Butch Larcombe said about 275 customers in the area were cut out of power due to the crash.