No injuries after small plane crash in Clearwater County - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

No injuries after small plane crash in Clearwater County

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ELK RIVER, Idaho -

Deputies with the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office say no one was injured after a small plane crashed at the Elk River Airstrip Wednesday morning.

The pilot, identified as 67-year-old John Hartnett from Spokane, and his passenger, 66-year-old Brian Scott of Sagle, Idaho, were on their way to Moose Creek Airstrip for a fishing trip when they stopped in Elk River. Hartnett said he was practicing a soft field take off when the Cessna 182 stalled and struck the ground.

Both men were wearing seatbelts and were not injured. 

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been contacted and the plane will be removed on Thursday. The airstrip is not closed, but may be closed when the plane is removed.

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