Sheriff: Small missing airplane traveling from Boise to McCall found, one dead
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) —
The small airplane that went missing on its way from Boise to McCall has been found along with the pilot who was deceased.
The Idaho Transportation Department says the plane left Boise at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday but failed to arrive in McCall. ITD says the flight path between Boise and McCall has been was searched by radar and cell phone.
The Valley County Sheriff's Office found that the missing plane would be in Valley County after further pings from the ELT were received by the US Air Force.
Idaho Civil Air Patrol found wreckage of the plane as they were searching the ground. The pilot of the plane was found deceased and is identified as 34-year-old Nolan Smith of Boise.
The plane was found east of MP 93 in the mountain area near Smiths Ferry.
Valley County Search and Rescue and Valley County Sheriff's Office assisted in the search.
The plane was a Cessna 182.
The investigation will continue to determine the reason for the crash.