Pilatus PC-12 turboprop private aircraft crashes in Montana
Sunday, March 22, 2009 07:20PM
Last updated 6 years ago.
FLIGHTAWARE BREAKING NEWS
N128CM (a 2001 Pilatus PC-12 turboprop) from Oroville, CA (KOVE) to Bozeman, MT (KBZN) crashed into a cemetary after attempting a diversion to Butte, MT (KBTM). Butte is approximately 85 miles West-Northwest of Bozeman.
The registered owner of the Pilatus is Eagle Cap Leasing in Enterprise, Oregon.
Early unconfirmed reports are that nearly a dozen are dead including at least several children. Additionally, it is believed that the plane crashed within 500 feet of the airport at which point a fire was visible.
The Pilatus PC-12 is a single-engine turboprop aircraft designed and manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. It is certified for 12 persons on board and typically seats 6-9 passengers plus 1-2 pilots. The PC-12 has a range of 1,750-2,600 miles and cruises at approximately 300 miles per hour.
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