Livingston, Mont. • A single-engine airplane crashed in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park on Monday morning, seriously injuring the 54-year-old pilot, park officials said.
Gardiner resident Bill Hill told the Livingston Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1h0QcBu ) he heard a plane's engine struggling at about 8:30 a.m.
"I heard a really loud propeller noise," Hill said. "I looked out and saw a plane headed toward the ground at a weird angle, and I knew it must have crashed."
Hill and his daughter drove to the crash site while she called 911.
Hill said that as he approached the damaged plane, he saw pilot Mark Nardin, of Pray, crawl out of the wreckage. Nardin was conscious, "had his wits about him," complained of pain in his ribs and appeared to have a broken leg, Hill said.