BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Montana say a 38-year-old pilot died when his small plane crashed on private land in McCone County.

The Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office said that Darin Ray Brown's Cessna 182 crashed Saturday and that he died at the scene.

Officials say Brown took off from a rural airstrip near Wolf Point at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday and was last heard from at about 11 a.m. while in the air.

He was expected to arrive at a farm in Yellowstone County about 1:30 p.m., and was reported missing at 2:45 p.m.