UPDATE: Pilot OK after plane crash at Burley airport

A plane crashes at the Burley Municipal Airport, landing near Highway 30.
A plane crashes at the Burley Municipal Airport, landing near Highway 30.(KMVT)
Published: Jun. 22, 2019 at 1:36 AM MDT
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UPDATE 6/25: A report released by the Cassia County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday say the pilot who crashed at the Burley Municipal Airport on Friday only had scratches on him.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday when deputies were called out to the airport for an aircraft accident.

According to the report, Vitality Maksimov is the pilot of a 1976 white single engine Cessna.

The report said he was trying to land from north to south with a crosswind that came from west to east on a runway.

He touched down long on his approach and was not able to stop the plane before hitting a chain linked fence at the end of the runway.

The plane then went through the fence and ended up on the embankment near the railroad tracks where the front landing gear then dug into the ground and broke off.

After it broke free, the nose of the aircraft dug into the ground, flipping the airplane over the railroad tracks and rested between Highway 30 and the railroad tracks.

The report said he had a small cut on his right hand and was treated, but then refused to go to the hospital.

The plane was registered to the Yankee Flying Club in Spokane, Washington.


The Burley Fire Department reports a pilot walked away from a crash landing at the Burley Municipal Airport.

Burley Fire, Cassia Medics and the Cassia County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene on Friday around 6 p.m., according to the fire department's Instagram page.

The reported call stated the plane flipped over after landing. Crews discovered the plane went through a fence, hit railroad tracks and then flipped over, coming to a rest next to Highway 30.

The pilot had no apparent injuries.