Montana Plane Crash

Punkfish

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Just an F.Y.I. to the motorcycle guys here, the plane that went down killing 7 adults and 7 children yesterday near Butte, MT. was owned by Bud Feldcamp, the owner of Glen Helen Raceway. They were on their way to an exclusive ski resort vacation. Prayers are with his family!


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marlyn

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wow,i knew it originated in redlands but did not know who it was,very tragic.
 

ConSeaMate

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Very sad............prayers for the family....
 
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very sad indeed.

The plane was a Pilatus PC-12, and anyone in the aviation field please either correct me or substantied this claim, but i was always told those are relatively "bullet proof" (so to speak) as far as private planes go...
 

ConSeaMate

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I heard there was 14 people on an airplane designed for 7 people.......
 

Blackfish

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I heard there was 14 people on an airplane designed for 7 people.......
desinged for 11, had 14..

its more about the weight and balance...not the amount of passengers. kind of like a boat. 9 passengers or 1400 pounds. I think some of the passengers were pretty young (small).

Very sad.
 
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Stanley

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very sad indeed.

The plane was a Pilatus PC-12, and anyone in the aviation field please either correct me or substantied this claim, but i was always told those are relatively "bullet proof" (so to speak) as far as private planes go...
Nothing that flies is bullet-proof after factoring in pilot error.
 

titus383

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A lot of it would definitely have to do with weight/balance. I used to work on PC-12's and the most common configuration was for 6 executive style seats plus two pilots. It could be configured for 8 executive seats but most owners removed the last two for more cargo space. Some of the older models had a small bench seat that when installed would probably max out at 11 people including the crew. I couldn't imagine flying with 11 people, let alone 14. Sad story.