View Full Version : FAA: 17 killed in Montana plane crash

03-22-2009, 08:11 PM
(CNN) -- A single-engine airplane crashed near Butte, Montana, on Sunday, killing at least 17 people, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.

The Pilatus PC-12 left Orville, California, at 11 a.m. PT for Bozeman, Montana, but rerouted to Butte instead, FAA spokesman Mike Fergus said. The plane crashed 500 feet short of the runway at Bert Mooney Airport.

The plane, manufactured in 2001, was registered to Eagle Cap Leasing in Enterprise, Oregon, according to the FAA. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were at the scene.

LINK (http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/03/22/montana.plane.crash/index.html)


03-22-2009, 10:34 PM
Once again moving "getting my pilot's license" to the bottom of my bucket list :(

03-22-2009, 10:46 PM
Go to the light. I pray that they relize that the are dead and go to the light. :(

03-23-2009, 01:45 AM
Really sad. I read that most of the passengers were children. :(

03-23-2009, 09:49 AM
Oh man . . . . :(