Travis M. Hamilton, 43, killed, teen girl injured in small plane crash near Swan Valley in Bonneville County, Idaho

Modified Date: 
Sat, 10/17/2015 - 7:28am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Small plane crashes in eastern Idaho, pilot killed

The Bonneville County Sheriff's office says the teen and the male pilot were the only two aboard the single engine plane when it crashed near Swan Valley. She was taken to a nearby hospital by an air ambulance, which was able to land near the crash site. Emergency workers learned of the crash when the girl called 911. Authorities weren't able to reach the wreckage to recover the pilot's body Thursday night.

14-Year-Old Girl Survives Plane Crash That Killed Her Father

A 14-year-old girl from Oklahoma has been described as "beyond lucky" after surviving a plane crash that killed her father in east Idaho, according to officials.The two-seater plane crashed around 5:15 p.m. The girl called 911 just before the crash, he added.The plane crash was "significant," and "the girl is beyond lucky" to have made it out alive, Casper told ABC News today. Thursday in "a very remote area" a few miles east of Palisades Reservoir, said Lt. Kevin Casper of the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office. Though the girl was flown to to a nearby medical center Thursday night, crews were only able to recover her father's body this morning, he added.Casper explained that recovery efforts were difficult because the crash site is located about four miles deep into a steep, mountainous area.

Oklahoma man killed, daughter injured in Idaho plane crash

The Bonneville County Sheriff's office says Travis M. Hamilton of Edmond died when the single-engine plane crashed near Swan Valley.
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Travis M. Hamilton

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