N195GA Beech 1900C Alpine Aviation - crash - Billings Mt . .


#1

Not much info yet but;

BILLINGS - A small plane has crashed. It happened around 1:20 Friday morning. Fire officials tell us it’s a small Beech 1900 that typically carries mail. They say the plane took off from the airport but changed directions. They say it hit a building off Main Street near Jerrie Lane and Key City. The plane then hit several other buildings and several cars and caught on fire. No homes were hit. Officials say they are still looking for the pilot. They’re concerned about jet fuel, however no homes have been evacuated. If you’re commuting to or from the Heights Friday morning you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time. Billings dispatch says much of Main Street is closed, but Lake Elmo and Bench are open.
We have crews on the scene right now and we will keep you updated on what’s happening throughout the morning.


#2

Could this be the flight?

flightaware.com/live/flight/AIP5037


#3

I believe it was this flight: flightaware.com/live/flight/AIP5008 because the newspaper article stated that the mail was destined for Great Falls and Havre, MT. The track log is interesting too…


#4

Billings Gazette News

“The plane was destroyed by fire, that’s one reason we don’t have the N-number,” Fergus said, referring to the identification number used by the agency to track aircraft.

The FAA operations center identified the plane as Alpine Air flight No. 5008.


#5

FAA Preliminary Report

Photo of N195GA taken in 2001. N195GA UB-65 manufactured 1986 Aircraft History

Aviation Safety ASN Report


#6

Professional Pilot News Blog

‘Capt. Kelly Lynch, a native of Belgrade, Montana, joined the company in July of 1996. He was promoted to captain in February of 2002, and became chief pilot in October of 2007.’