MISSOULA, Mont. – Darrell Ward, star of the hit show Ice Road Truckers, died today (Aug. 29) after his plane crashed southeast of Missoula, Mont.
Ward was returning to Montana after an appearance at The Great American Truck Show in Dallas, Texas when reports say the pilot of the plane appeared to be attempting to land at a small airstrip when something went wrong and instead went down, hitting several trees.
Ward was 52.
The US National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the accident and will release more information when available. Both Ward and the co-pilot died in the crash.
Ward was part of the History Channel show for the past four seasons and was set to begin filming a pilot for a new documentary-style TV show about plane wreck recoveries.