Montana charter crash kills 14, FAA reports

A single-engine turboprop aircraft, apparently operating as a charter, crashed 500 feet short of the runway in Butte, Mont., on Sunday, killing a reported 14 people. The plane was en route from Oroville, Calif., to Bozeman, Mont., when the pilot diverted to Butte. The FAA said seven children were among the victims. "We think that it was probably a ski trip for the kids," an FAA spokesman said. The aircraft was identified as a Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12, which has a capacity of 12 adults.

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