14 killed in Montana plane crash

Single engine plane crashes short of Butte, MT, airport Sunday killing three California families on their way to a vacation home.

BALTIMORE | March 22, 2009

A plane crash near Butte, Montana killed 14 people on Sunday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA said the single-engine plane was headed for Bozeman when the pilot changed the flight route to Butte, instead. The plane crashed into a cemetery located 500 feet short of the runway at the Bert Mooney Airport.

The flight, which apparently originated in Redlands, CA, stopped several places to pick up family members before crashing on its approach to Butte. Emergency officials said seven adults and seven children were among the dead.

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