2 Planes Collide in Mid-Air Near Landmark Airstrip
Posted on Jul 07, 2014
CASCADE - The Federal Aviation Administration reports a mid-air collision occurred this morning involving two private planes approximately 30 miles east of Cascade, Idaho. The planes involved were an American Champion and a Cessna. One plane crashed approximately one mile from the Landmark US Forest Service airstrip bursting into flames killing the pilot. The other pilot, Amy Hoover, age 52, from Ellensburg, WA was able to land her plane in a grassy area approximately a mile and a half from the Landmark Airstrip. The surviving pilot was taken by Life Flight Helicopter to the hospital located in McCall.
First responders from the U.S. Forest Service, Cascade Fire and Police departments, Valley County Sheriff's deputies and Cascade Ambulance have arrived on scene.
The National Safety Transporation Board (NTSB) is sending a team of investigators to investigate and determine the cause of the collision. A preliminary report will first be filed by the NTSB followed by a more detailed report thereafter which usually takes approximately one year or more from the date of the crash to complete.
Those of us at Morton Law Offices, Chartered extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families of this terrible collision.
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