Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:04 AM by Tara Oster - MTN News
LIBBY - Authorities are beginning the cleanup and recovery at the site of a plane crash that took the lives of Stinger Welding CEO Carl Douglas and Stinger employee John Smith in Northwest Montana.
Douglas and Smith were on their way to Libby from Arizona when the plane crashed just a few miles shy of the Libby airport on Dec. 18.
Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe says so far they've been able to get equipment into the crash site on Swede Mountain and expects the cleanup will take a couple of days.
The cause of the plane crash is still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, with a spokesperson saying a preliminary report will be available within the next week.
(photo courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)