Plane Crashes In Eastern Idaho


By KMVT Staff

Rigby, Idaho ( KIDK ) A Nebraska man is alive after his crop–duster goes down in eastern Idaho.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says it happened in a field off 200 North around 10:45 Sunday morning.

Authorities are identifying the pilot as 22–year–old Rhys Wilson.

Relatives of the pilot say he made it out with no visible injuries after his crop duster crashed due to engine trouble. Witnesses say it made for one terrifying sight.

Moments before the crash people for miles around report seeing a plane hovering close to the ground.

"I'm guessing about 1,000 feet...thought it was kind of low 'cause airplanes around here, I'm guessing they're usually flying around 3,000."

"Heard some spit and sputtering and I looked up and I seen the plane was starting to slowly come down."

The pilot's stepfather told KIDK that his stepson was trying to land at the Rigby Airport.

When the engine failed, he chose to cut his losses...and aim for this field. According to the sheriff's office, the crop duster is owned by a company based in Rigby.

There were no pesticides on board at the time of the crash.

And because there were no injuries or significant damage, the NTSB is not investigating.

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