- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 22, 2009
Time: 14:28
Location: Butte, Montana
Operator: Eagle Cap Leasing
Flight #: ?
Route: Oroville, CA - Butte, MT
AC Type: Pilatus PC-12/45
Registration: N128CM
cn / ln: 403
Aboard: 14   (passengers:13  crew:1)
Fatalities: 14   (passengers:13  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed 500 feet short of the runway while attempting to land at Bert Mooney Airport. The plane took a nosedive and crashed near Holy Cross cemetery. The plane was carrying children and adults from California to a skiing vacation in Montana when it diverted from its planned destination of Bozeman to Butte. The pilot, who did not use a required anti-ice additive in the fuel,continued to fly despite a deteriorating fuel system. In addition, the plane was 600 pounds over it's take-off weight.
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