Monday, March 23, 2009
You Just Gotta Learn When to Leave Well Enough Alone
Montana pilot's crash linked to 2007 crash site
The Associated Press
Posted: Friday, Mar. 20, 2009
BILLINGS, Mont. Friends of a veteran pilot killed in a crash in southern Montana say he had set out to photograph the site where he had crashed two years ago.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are beginning to investigate Tuesday's crash that killed Sparky Imeson of Helena.
The 64-year-old Imeson took off alone from the Bozeman airport. Two friends say he had intended to document the site of a 2007 crash in the Elkhorn Mountains that left him with a compression fracture to his back, broken ribs, a broken toe and cuts on his head.
He found the location but made the mistake of repeating his previous visit there.
Searchers on Thursday found the wreckage of his Cessna 180 shown above, after Sparky's remains were removed in a small, canister vacuum bag.