Pull Over, I'm Coming Down!

On our way to the West Fork of the Bitterroot Saturday, we encountered this scene at the top of Lost Trail Pass:

The pilot  had just refueled at the Hamilton airport and was headed south. Near the top of Lost Trail, he encountered heavy weather. He told first responders that a sudden downdraft forced him into a canyon. As he attempted to bank out of the canyon, the plane came down and "skipped" across Highway 93. The pilot walked away.



[...] wasn’t.  There was driving snow on the pass, and a plane down in the road.  Luckily, an hour later the clouds lifted and we were on the West Fork catching [...]