Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mail plane crashes in Montana

The Billings Gazette reports a mail-plane crashed in Billings, Montana early Friday morning.

Gazette Reporter Molly Priddy writes, "The plane carried mostly first class mail, but there was priority and express mail as well. The mail came from all over the country, was probably mailed within the last three days and most was bound for zip codes beginning with 594 and 595."

According to the paper, postal officials originally thought most of the 4,000 pounds of mail was contained at the crash site however mail was scattered throughout the area.

The Postal Service has three teams searching for bits and pieces of mail. They are being helped out by residents who found letters and other debris from the crash on their property.

Shown above,Jerry Brulott, manager at the main post office in Billings picks up mail Friday morning about a half a mile from the site where the plane crashed. The pilot was killed.

To read the entire article and a additional pictures, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM