7 Kids Among Montana Crash Dead

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 23, 2009 3:42 PM CDT
Security tape is strung inside the Holy Cross Cemetery after a small, singe-engine plane crashed.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Three California families headed to a retreat for the ultrarich were among the 14 victims of a plane crash in Montana. The three families, with seven children all 9 or younger, made up the 13 passengers; also dead in the crash was the pilot. The families were traveling to the Yellowstone Club near Yellowstone National Park for a skiing vacation.

Bud Feldkamp, who leased the airplane, says Amy Jacobson and Vanessa Pullen, two of the wives, were his daughters, and that Brent Ching, the husband of the other family, was the son of club member Bob Ching.