UPDATE: Mid-Air Crash of Two Planes Near Cascade Kills One Pilot, Injures Another



  • Courtesy Valley County Sheriff's Department

UPDATE: July 7, 2014 4:30 p.m.

The Valley County Sheriff's Office has identified the surviving pilot in Monday morning's mid-air crash of two aircraft about 40 miles southeast of Cascade.

52-year-old Amy Hoover of Ellensburg, Washington was treated and released from a McCall Hospital.

The Valley County Sheriff's office also released photos from the scene of the crashed plane, and the second plane which landed safely.

  • Courtesy Valley County Sheriff's Department

UPDATE: July 7, 2014 12:20 p.m.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday morning's collision near the Valley County community of Cascade involved an American Champion and Cessna planes.

According to local authorities, there was one person onboard each aircraft.

ORIGINAL POST: July 7, 2014 11 a.m.

The pilot of a private plane was killed early today and the pilot of another was rushed to a hospital following a mid-air crash of the two planes about 40 miles east of Cascade.

Officials said one of the planes was able to land at the Landmark Airstrip, outside of Cascade. The other aircraft crashed about one mile from the airstrip, bursting into flames.

The surviving pilot was transported via a Life Flight helicopter to a hospital in McCall.

Crews from the U.S. Forest Service, Cascade Fire and Police departments, Valley County Sheriff's deputies and Cascade Ambulance are all on the scene.

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