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NTSB releases documents on Butte plane crash


HELENA (AP) — Just before a plane carrying 14 people crashed short of a southwestern Montana runway last year, killing everybody on board, the pilot told air traffic controllers that he had "one more cloud to get around" before he could reach the Butte airport.

A minute later, pilot Buddy Summerfield reported that the airport was in sight. That was his last transmission before witnesses saw the single engine turboprop bank left, then suddenly nosedive into a cemetery near the airport.

Questions arise about the plane

New details emerged Friday in the investigation of the March 22, 2009,...

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