BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A preliminary report on a fatal Montana plane crash suggests the accident came after the pilot overflew his approach to a runway and tried to compensate by turning more sharply. The National Transportation Safety Board report says the Beechcraft Bonanza appeared to be operating normally just prior to the Aug. 12 accident at the West Yellowstone airport.
The report says pilot Andrezej Furmanski attempted to make radio contact before the crash but did not respond when airport operators replied. Furmanski, a resident of both Citra, Fla., and North Dakota, was killed when the plane plummeted to the ground after a witness saw it miss its final approach. The sole passenger was seriously injured. The plane registered to Avery Enterprises, Inc. was travelling from Idaho to North Dakota.