NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB GO TEAM HEADING TO MONTANA TO INVESTIGATE PLANE CRASH

March 22, 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a Go Team to investigate an airplane crash in Butte, Montana.

At approximately 3:00 pm MDT a Pilatus PC-12/45 (N128CM) crashed into Holy Cross Cemetery on approach to Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, Montana.  Multiple fatalities have been reported.

NTSB Senior Air Safety Investigator Dennis Hogenson is the Investigator-in-Charge for the team of approximately 7 investigators.  NTSB Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker is accompanying the team and will serve as principal spokesman for the on-scene investigation.  Keith Holloway is the team's press officer.

The Go Team is expected to arrive in Butte late tonight.  At that time, Mr.Holloway may be reached on his cell phone at 202-557-1350.   

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NTSB Media Contact:
Keith Holloway (in Butte)
(202) 557-1350
hollowk@ntsb.gov

 

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of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.