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Pilot dies in Anaconda helicopter crash, no other occupants on board

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Posted at 9:54 AM, Apr 26, 2024

UPDATE, 2:10 PM — According to emergency responders, the pilot of a helicopter that crashed in Anaconda on Friday died in the incident and was the sole occupant.

The pilot has not been identified at this time.

We will continue to update this article with any further information we receive.


(first report)

ANACONDA — A helicopter crashed in Anaconda Friday morning and the coroner has been called to the crash site, according to Anaconda-Deer Lodge Chief Executive Bill Everett.

Everett said the helicopter crashed about 7 a.m. in the area just south of the Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply store off Fillmore Street. The chief executive said he didn’t know about any specific casualties from the crash.

Everett told MTN News the helicopter was contracted by the Atlantic-Richfield Co. to do restoration work, such as seeding reclamation areas around the city.

This story will be updated once more information becomes available.