HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Police in Helena say a Missoula man had just purchased a single-engine airplane and was having it flown home when it lost power and crashed into a house just west of Helena Regional Airport.
The pilot, 75-year-old Robert Brunson, and the plane's owner, 78-year-old Duane Felstet, were both treated for injuries suffered in the crash Tuesday afternoon.
Police Chief Troy McGee tells the Independent Record (http://bit.ly/1uyKde9 ) that Felstet had purchased the Piper PA-28 and Brunson was flying it back to Missoula for him when it lost power shortly after takeoff.
Officials said the plane clipped a power line and a tree and crashed into a shed and the back of a house. No one was injured on the ground.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.