March 24, 2009

Montana plane crash kills 14

Per The New York Times, a private jet carrying 14 people including seven children under the age of nine crashed in a cemetery just outside an airport in Butte, Montana on Sunday. The three families on board were traveling to Big Sky, Mont. for a ski vacation at the Yellowstone Club. The cause is still unknown but overloading and ice are being considered as potential factors.

Twitterers share their sadness after hearing the news:

@rkodner (Location not listed): Just saw the unfolding story of Montana plane crash, wiped out several young families. Impossible to hold the tears back. Hug kids today.

@mitchellscott (Spanaway, Washington): Sad to hear about the Pilatus crash in Montana. Also sad that there were 14 people in a 10 person plane.

@DaniBeef (Central, New Jersey): The story about the 14 ppl who died in the Montana plane crash is 1 of the saddest stories ever heard. My heart goes out to their families<3

@imdogface (San Juan Capistrano, California): Stunned by tragic plane crash and loss of 14 lives in Butte, Montana. Prayers going out to Bud and family.

@summah (Alabama): The details of the Montana plane crash are making me sick to my stomach...makes me never want to fly again. So Sad.

@plainjohn1 (California and Indiana): Just learned that several of my friends were classmates and friends of plane crash victims in Montana. My heart goes out to you all.

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