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Four bodies recovered from small plane crash in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. — Authorities recovered the bodies of four people on Sunday from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in southern Montana.

The bodies were taken to the state morgue in Billings and autopsies were planned Monday to identify the victims, Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said.

The single-engine Cessna 182 crashed around 6 p.m. Saturday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Searching in a helicopter, Linder was able to find the plane north of Billings at the bottom of a slope of Dunn Mountain on Sunday.

It appeared the airplane hit a guy-wire on a 200-foot (61-meter) antenna tower on a mountain, went off the edge and tumbled down the side of the mountain, Linder told The Billings Gazette.

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