Date & Time: Mar 22, 2009 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Pilatus PC-12
Registration:
N128CM
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Oroville-Bozeman
MSN:
0403
YOM:
2001
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:

While cruising over Montana, the crew informed ATC about technical problem and obtained permission to divert to Butte. On final approach, the single engine aircraft stalled and dived into the ground. The aircraft was located in a cemetary less than one mile short of runway and all 14 occupants (7 adults and 7 children) were killed. Investigations will check if the aircraft was configured to embark 12 passengers as this aircraft is normally certified for maximum 8 passengers.