Pilot Ejects Before Stunt Plane Crash In Idaho - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Pilot Ejects Before Stunt Plane Crash In Idaho

GREENLEAF, Idaho (AP) - Canyon County officials say a pilot was able to parachute to safety as his stunt plane crashed into a field west of Boise.

A deputy tells KTVB-TV that the pilot of the Skybolt plane was doing aerobatic maneuvers at about 1 p.m. Monday when the plane had some type of "structural failure" and crashed near Greenleaf.

The pilot nearly hit a house on his way to the ground. His name has not been released. The plane had taken off from the Caldwell Airport.
   

      
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