Updates On Montana Plane Crash

March 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The plane crashed 500 feet short of the runway.Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are looking at whether overloading may have been a factor in this crash that killed all seven adults and seven children on board the single engine turbo prop. The plane was set up with just 10 seats:

The plane made three stops in California before taking off Sunday morning on a two-and-a-half-hour flight to Bozeman, Montanan. Twice during the flight, the pilot asked and was granted permission to divert to Butte, but gave no indication the plane was in trouble.

This afternoon relatives of the victims visited the crash site. Dr Erin Jacobson, his wife, and three young children of St. Helena were among the victims. They were on their way to meet family for a ski vacation.

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