Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, May 27, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 65° Clear
News >  Pacific NW

Pilot uninjured in Bonner County plane crash

This airplane crashed Sunday at Cavanaugh Bay Airstrip in Coolin, Idaho, when, according to the pilot, aircraft slid on the grass and and was unable to stop. (Bonner County Sheriff's Office courtesy)
This airplane crashed Sunday at Cavanaugh Bay Airstrip in Coolin, Idaho, when, according to the pilot, aircraft slid on the grass and and was unable to stop. (Bonner County Sheriff's Office courtesy)

A pilot walked away after his private plane slid off a runway near Priest Lake, Idaho on Sunday evening.

Shortly before 6 p.m., Joseph Burch, of Texas, was landing at Cavanaugh Bay Airstrip in Coolin when he was unable to stop at the south end of the runway, a release from the Bonner County Sheriff’s office said.

The plane slid across Eastshore Road and came to rest in the brush and small trees. The plane sustained extensive damage, the release said.

Burch was the only person in the aircraft at the time of the crash.

The investigation was forwarded to the Federal Aviation Administration for any additional follow-up.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.


Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)
Sponsored

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.