21 year old pilot dies in plane crash near Craters of the Moon

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CAREY, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) - A 21 year old pilot from McCall was killed in a plane crash south of Carey, near Craters of the Moon.

Neil MacNichol was reported missing on July 2nd.

On July 3rd, the Civil Air Patrol out of Idaho Falls called the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office to report a possible aviation crash site near Craters of the Moon.

The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office was the first to respond on ground and confirmed the crash site.

The BLM assisted to prevent any fuel sparked fires.

Soon after, the Civil Air Patrol determined the plane belonged to MacNichol, who apparently died on impact.

The FAA is investigating the crash.

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