Date & Time: Aug 17, 2004 at 2340 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Operator:
Registration:
N199GL
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Postal (mail)
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Billings-Kalispell
MSN:
U-015
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
AIP5071
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
15440
Captain / Total hours on type:
3000
Aircraft flight hours:
40521
Circumstances:
On a postal flight from Billings to Kalispell, the aircraft struck the side of the Big Baldy mountain around midnight. The aircraft was carrying 2,665 pounds of mail on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service. The weather was very bad at the time of the accident which occurred near Rhoda Lake.