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A small airplane crashed near Townsend Wednesday afternoon, making it the second plane to crash in Broadwater County in two weeks.

Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan said the crash appeared to be much less serious than a Jan. 2 crash that left two Gallatin County men in serious condition. The pilot was not injured Wednesday, he said.

The plane was upside down on an island in the Missouri River. The aircraft was intact and the pilot’s brother was flying in at about 4:30 p.m. to assist, Meehan said.

Meehan believed the pilot was practicing landings when the plane "tipped over" near Crimson Bluffs, a couple of miles upriver from Townsend.

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Meehan said the crash would be reported to the NTSB.

The plane was believed to be a Cessna on Wednesday, however, pilots on Thursday noted that it is a Citabria.

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Reporter Tom Kuglin can be reached at 447-4076 @IR_TomKuglin

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