UPDATE: One Person Dead After Two Airplanes Collide Midair Near Cascade
UPDATE 4:44 PM - The Valley County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the surviving pilot involved in the mid-air crash near the Landmark Airstrip.
It is Amy Hoover 52, from Ellensburg, Washington.
The Valley County Sheriff’s Office will release the name of the fatality victim involved upon notification of family members.
UPDATE 3:46 PM - Authorities are now saying that the surviving aircraft did not land back at the airstrip as previously indicted. It landed in a grassy area about a mile and a quarter southeast of the airstrip. The fatality aircraft was about two and a half miles south of the airstrip.
The female surviving pilot is being treated and is recovering at the local hospital in McCall.
UPDATE: 2:13 PM - According to the Federal Aviation Administration, The aircraft, an American Champion and a Cessna, collided this morning under unknown circumstances. At least one aircraft went down 1/2 mile SE of the Landmark USFS Airport.
According to local authorities, there was one person onboard. Each aircraft.
Both the FAA and the NTSB are investigating, but the NTSB is the lead agency.
Cascade, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - The Valley County Sheriff’s Office say one person has been killed after two small airplanes crashed in mid-air at a remote airstrip east of Cascade.
According to the U.S. Forest Service the crash occurred at the Landmark Airstrip, which is located about 30 miles east of Cascade. Officials say the pilot of one of the planes was able to land at the airstrip and walked away.
The other aircraft, however, crashed about a mile from the airstrip. A small fire started as a result of the crash, which was reported at about 8 a.m.
The Valley County Sheriff's Office confirmed the fatality, but was unable to provide further information about the deceased.