Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2009 Issue

March 22, 2009, Butte, Mon., Pilatus PC-12/45

All 14 aboard were fatally injured and the airplane destroyed by impact forces, and a post-accident fire, when it crashed short of the runway at 1430 Mountain time. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane originally departed Redlands, Calif., and flew to Vaca-ville, Calif., where passengers were boarded. The pilot then flew to Oroville, Calif., where additional passengers were picked up.

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