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Man Killed in Small Plane Crash Near West Yellowstone

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WEST YELLOWSTONE - One man is dead and another man is in critical condition after a plane crashed at the Yellowstone Airport in West Yellowstone Monday.

At around 11:30 a.m. a Beechcraft Bonanza crashed into a slope north of the runway at the Yellowstone Airport in West Yellowstone.

One man died at the scene and the other man on the plane was taken to an Idaho Falls hospital by air ambulance in critical condition.

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin wasn't letting anyone near the wrecked plane Monday.

"We've got scene security so no one can go near the plane because N.T.S.B. will be here tonight," said Gootkin.

Gootkin said National Transportation Safety Board officials will start their investigation first thing Tuesday morning.

Yellowstone Airport Manager Jeff Kadlec saw the wreckage for himself.

"It was an unfortunate sight, an aircraft that was crashed," said Kadlec.  "We feel for their families and everyone."

He said it was business as usual at the airport Monday, even with the wrecked plane just north of the runway.

"It occurred well north of all the runway safety areas," said Kadlec.  "Operations, the airline and general aviation carried on as normal."

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Department, West Yellowstone Airport Fire Department, Forest Service and Hebgen Basin Rural Fire Department responded to the scene.

The crash is under investigation.

The identities of the people involved in the crash have yet to be released.

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