April 1, 1998 in Idaho

Plane Crash Kills Three

From Staff And Wire Reports

A single-engine plane from Canada crashed into the north face of Saddle Mountain on Tuesday, killing all three people aboard, authorities said.

The Cessna 210 had just left Moses Lake for Boardman, Ore., when it crashed shortly before 10 a.m., said Lee Fryer of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The three victims were apparently all from British Columbia, the Grant County sheriff’s office said in a news release.

They were identified as Jordy Howell, Terry Maial and Jo Franje, whose ages and hometowns were not immediately available.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board planned to begin investigating the cause today.

The crash site, about 25 miles south of Moses Lake in southcentral Washington, was not located until about 3:30 p.m. because of heavy fog, officials said. It was not known if fog was a factor in the crash.

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