Montana Train Derails and Dumps Aircraft Fuselages Into Clark Fork River West of Alberton


VIDEO: Rafters on a rafting trip down the Clark Fork River in Montana on July 4, 2014 discover aircraft fuselages on the river bank after a train derailed.

When a freight train derailed in western Montana, three railroad cars carrying 737, 777, and 747 aircraft components and fuselages down a steep embankment into the Clark Fork River.

Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost reported 19 cars from a westbound train derailed Thursday about 10 miles west of Alberton, Montana. No injuries were reported. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

Soybeans and denatured alcohol were also being transported.

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