Washington pilot survives mid-air plane crash in Idaho

Washington pilot survives mid-air plane crash in Idaho
Courtesy Valley County Sheriff's Office

CASCADE, Idaho (KBOI) --  One person has been killed after two small airplanes crashed in mid-air at a remote airstrip east of Cascade.

The U.S. Forest Service says the crash occurred at the Landmark Airstrip, which is located at about 30 miles east of Cascade. Officials say the surviving pilot, 52-year-old Amy Hoover of Ellensburg, Wash., was able to land her plane and walk away.

She was later treated at a hospital in McCall.

The other aircraft, however, crashed about a two and a half miles south of the airstrip. A small fire started as a result of the crash, which was reported at about 8 a.m. Hoover was treated a hospital in McCall.

The name of deceased has not been released. The Valley County Sheriff's Office will release the name once next of kin is notified.

Stay tuned for details.