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Spokane pilot identified in fatal plane crash over the weekend

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The pilot involved in the plane crash on Saturday afternoon has been identified as 70 year old Kenneth D. Chapman of Spokane, WA. The pilot involved in the plane crash on Saturday afternoon has been identified as 70 year old Kenneth D. Chapman of Spokane, WA.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has identified the Spokane pilot killed on Saturday after crashing his plane in the woods. 

Deputies responded to the reported crash around 3 p.m. in a thickly forested area near Horsehaven. A passerby was driving through the area and saw the wreckage off the road. Horsehaven is about 40 miles east of Coeur d'Alene.

A backcountry deputy and Kootenai County Volunteer Search and Rescue teams were on scene within minutes of the report. The downed plane was about 25 yards up a steep embankment off of Forest Service Road 794. The deputy on the scene confirmed the pilot was dead in the plane. The pilot was the only person in the plane and has been identified as 70-year-old Kenneth D. Chapman of Spokane. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. 

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