HELENA — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $339,716 civil penalty against Slice of the 406 LLC, 82 and Sunny LLC, and other associated parties for allegedly conducting illegal charter flights.
Slice of the 406 LLC is based out of Helena, MT according to records filed with the Montana Secretary of State.
The FAA alleges that between July 2017 and November 2018 Slice of the 406 LLC, as well as 82 and Sunny LLC, conducted 26 paid passenger flights without having required FAA operating or air carrier certificates and without appropriate operating specifications.
The FAA also claims the flights were conducted with pilots who lacked the required training, testing and competency checks.
The flights reportedly involved a Cessna Citation II C550.
FAA records obtained by MTN show a plane of the same make and model registered to Slice of the 406 crashed on Nov. 30, 2018, while approaching the airport in Fargo, North Dakota. 11 people were on board at the time, only minor injuries were reported.
MTN has also obtained documents relating to another plane crash with an aircraft was owned by Slice of the 406 LLC, although it was outside the time frame of the FAA’s current investigation.
On Nov. 23, 2016, a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 listed to be under the ownership of Slice of the 406 LLC missed an approach at Minnesota’s Moorhead Municipal Airport. Seven people were aboard the aircraft at the time. The pilot and one passenger sustained minor injures, the other five were uninjured. The plane sustained significant damage to the landing gear, engines and tail.