Madison county officials have asked Gallatin County Search and Rescue and 2 Bear Air of Kalispell for assistance on Thursday to search for a small passenger plane that reportedly crashed somewhere on the Madison Range.
"A twin-engine Cessna 337 Skymaster with three people aboard is presumed to have crashed under unknown circumstances in mountainous terrain in Madison County, Mont., this morning," Allen Kenitzner, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, wrote in an email.
He said the plane originated in Helena and was traveling to Jackson, Wyoming.
Sheriff Phil Fortner said his department received a 911 call around 10:45 a.m. from an occupant of the plane saying that it had crashed.
“We're still searching the mountains for a downed aircraft,” he said. "We have a ground team communicating with a rescue helicopter with a possible location."
Fortner said that three other aircrafts were searching for the plane.
This story will be updated.