Several children are reportedly among those killed in a plane crash on Sunday.
Wired PR News – Seventeen individuals were reportedly killed in a plane crash in Montana on Sunday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has stated that several of those fatally injured were children.
The aircraft reportedly crashed near an airport and in a private cemetery in Butte after departing from Oroville, California. The plane was stated to be registered to the Oregon based company Eagle Cap Leasing Inc., but the plane’s operator was unknown at the time of the report. Mike Fergus, spokesman for the FAA, is quoted in the report as stating of the flight, “We think that it was probably a ski trip for the kids.”
As noted by the AP, the crash makes the third major aviation accident to occur in the U.S this year.