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July 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Crews to try to remove Boeing 737 fuselages from Montana river

This July 5 photo shows a freight train that derailed near Alberton in western Montana, sending three cars carrying aircraft components down a steep embankment and into the Clark Fork River on July 3. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said 19 cars from a westbound train derailed. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the derailment is under investigation. (AP Photo / Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting, Brock Sarbeck)

This July 5 photo shows a freight train that derailed near Alberton in western Montana, sending three cars carrying aircraft components down a steep embankment and into the Clark Fork River on July 3. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said 19 cars from a westbound train derailed. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the derailment is under investigation. (AP Photo / Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting, Brock Sarbeck)

The Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. — Crews on Sunday will attempt to remove three Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled down a steep bank and into the Clark Fork River in western Montana after a train derailed.

Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said Saturday it’s unclear how much of challenge is involved because it’s the first time the company has faced such a task.

No one was injured when 19 cars from a westbound train derailed Thursday about 10 miles west of Alberton. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

The train carried six fuselages. Three others also fell off but stayed on dry land. Frost says Boeing has had workers at the scene assessing the damage.

The fuselages were headed to Renton to be assembled into completed airliners.

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