Pilot Injured In Small Plane Crash Near Priest Lake - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Pilot Injured In Small Plane Crash Near Priest Lake

Picture Of The Wreckage and a Picture Of Dr. Hershey From Feb. 6 2011 Picture Of The Wreckage and a Picture Of Dr. Hershey From Feb. 6 2011

UPDATE: August 23rd, 2011 5:30 PM

KHQ.COM - The family of Dr. John Hershey just told KHQ that Dr. Hershey's condition has been upgraded and he is now in fair condition.

Previous Coverage:

KHQ.COM - A small plane crashed at an airstrip near the southern end of Priest Lake Tuesday morning. Alan Liske, the manager of the Cavanaugh Bay Airstrip, told Dave Cotton on KHQ.com's Noon live NewsBreak that witnesses say the plane dipped shortly before landing, the pilot added power, banked, and crashed into some trees near a pond to the east side of the airstrip.

Liske said the pilot, Dr. John Hershey of Chattaroy, Washington, suffered significant head injuries and was taken to an area hospital via Medstar. There were no other people in the plane and no one on the ground was injured.             

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

At approximately 11:00 a.m. today, Bonner County Sheriff's deputies responded to a reported plane crash at the Cavanagh Bay Airstrip located at the south end in the Priest Lake area in Coolin, Idaho. 

Dr. John Hershey, of Chattaroy, Washington, was flying his 152 Cessna. While attempting a landing at Cavanagh Bay airstrip, witnessed indicated that it appeared that the plane was experiencing trouble during its final approach and the plane veered off the runway where witnesses heard the plane crash. 

Emergency personnel located the wreckage, where they discovered Dr. Hershey, who was conscious.  He was removed from the wreckage and transported via MedStar helicopter to Kootenai Medical Center.  His condition is listed as critical.

The FAA is responding to investigate the cause of the crash and Bonner County deputies are standing by to assist the FAA with their investigation.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS: Northern Lights dazzle across the region

    PHOTOS: Northern Lights dazzle across the region

    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-05-29 01:28:09 GMT

    KHQ.com - If you were up late Saturday night and looking up at the sky, you were treated to a beautiful light show courtesy of Mother Nature. Independence Day fireworks are still about a month away, but Saturday's Northern Lights display was just as dazzling. Several of you shared your photos with us. Click through the slide show above to see some of the photos sent to us.

    >>

    KHQ.com - If you were up late Saturday night and looking up at the sky, you were treated to a beautiful light show courtesy of Mother Nature. Independence Day fireworks are still about a month away, but Saturday's Northern Lights display was just as dazzling. Several of you shared your photos with us. Click through the slide show above to see some of the photos sent to us.

    >>
  • Jack Stockton, former owner of Jack and Dan's, passes away at 89

    Jack Stockton, former owner of Jack and Dan's, passes away at 89

    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:34 PM EDT2017-05-28 16:34:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jack Stockton, the former owner of Jack and Dan's Bar and Grill, and father of Hall of Fame basketball player John Stockton, passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Hennessey Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jack Stockton, the former owner of Jack and Dan's Bar and Grill, and father of Hall of Fame basketball player John Stockton, passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Hennessey Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.

    >>
  • Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting

    Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting

    Sunday, May 28 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-05-28 18:16:56 GMT

    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a shooting spree that left eight people dead in Mississippi began with a call regarding a domestic dispute.      The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Sunday that three female victims and a Lincoln County sheriff's deputy were killed. 

    >>

    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a shooting spree that left eight people dead in Mississippi began with a call regarding a domestic dispute.      The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Sunday that three female victims and a Lincoln County sheriff's deputy were killed. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/