Montana Pilatus PC-12 crash

July 30, 2011 - 1:40pm

The NTSB coupled old-fashioned “kicking tin” with highly technical investigative assistance from safety agencies in Germany and Switzerland to solve a perplexing mystery–what caused a Pilatus PC-12 to crash while attempting to land at the airport in Butte, Mont., killing everyone on board the big turboprop single.

July 14, 2011 - 11:00am

In a board meeting Tuesday, the NTSB pinned the blame for the March 2009 fatal crash of a Pilatus PC-12 in Butte, Mont., on the actions of the pilot.

January 7, 2010 - 10:45am

As flight activity last year declined from that of the previous year, so too did the number of U.S. business aircraft accidents, according to year-end statistics released yesterday by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates. In the business jet category, the total number of accidents for U.S.-registered aircraft saw a dramatic decline, from 23 in 2008 to eight in 2009.

July 28, 2009 - 10:24am

Pilatus PC-12/47E, Santa Fe, N.M., Sept. 29, 2008– The single-engine turboprop was destroyed and its owner-pilot killed when the aircraft crashed three miles north of its destination of Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF). Darkness prevailed at the time of the accident. The Part 91 personal flight, on an IFR flight plan, originated at Teterboro Airport and made an unscheduled stop at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport for fuel.

March 30, 2009 - 5:40am

Seven adults and seven children aboard a Pilatus PC-12 (N128CM) were killed when the turboprop single crashed at approximately 3 p.m. local time on March 22 while on approach to Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, Mont. The group was reportedly headed from California to Bozeman, Mont., for a skiing trip, but the pilot diverted to Butte for an unspecified reason.

March 24, 2009 - 12:35pm

Seven adults and seven children aboard a Pilatus PC-12 (N128CM) were killed when the turboprop single crashed at approximately 3 p.m. local time on Sunday while on approach to Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, Mont. The group was reportedly headed from California to Bozeman, Mont., for a skiing trip, but the pilot diverted to Butte for an unspecified reason.

 
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