Just after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a small plane with two people aboard reportedly crashed in a hilly area near Ronan.

Lake County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Karen Sargeant said the call came in reporting the crash from nearby residents.

"Some residents reported a small plane carrying two occupants had crashed into a hillside northwest of Ronan," Sargeant said. "Deputies are on scene and the Alert Helicopter from Kalispell Regional Medical Center has been dispatched to the scene. More deputies and the undersheriff are all at the site of the plane crash."

Sargeant said the terrain is not mountainous, but there are steep hills and getting to the scene has been difficult. More details will be available by early Wednesday morning.

The condition of the two occupants on the plane is unknown at this time.

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