Nampa plane crash

A 28-year-old Boise pilot was injured when he crashed a small aircraft in Nampa Monday night. 

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NAMPA — A 28-year-old Boise man suffered minor injuries when, police say, he became disoriented and crashed an airplane Monday night in Nampa. 

Nampa police say they responded to East Terra Linda Way and Selland Way, near the College of Western Idaho campus, at 9 p.m. for a report of a crashed Cessna 150 aircraft.

According to the initial investigation, the pilot had become disoriented while traveling from Burley to Caldwell and tried to land at what he believed was the Caldwell Airport. When readying to land, the man realized he was not at the airport but was unable to avoid crashing. 

Police say a family member of the pilot called from the scene and told police the pilot was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries. The pilot was the only occupant in the plane. No one else was injured. 

The investigation has been turned over to officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

 

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