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(From Guardian Unlimited)
A plane believed to be carrying a party of children from California on a school skiing holiday crashed on its approach to an airfield in Montana last night, nose-diving into a field next to a cemetery and killing 17 people on board.
A US federal aviation administration spokesman, Mike Fergus, said the plane had crashed about 500ft away from the airport in Butte. "We think that it was probably a ski trip for the kids," he said. The crash is the third major plane incident in the US since the beginning of the year.
One witness, Kenny Gulick, aged 14, who lives near the airport, told the -Montana Standard that the plane had …