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Sunday, February 23, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane man survives plane crash in Hayden Lake

From staff reports

A 75-year-old Spokane man survived a plane crash in Hayden Lake on Sunday.

Terry L. Holman was trying to land his 1978 fixed-wing Cessna float plane when it flipped upside down in the water near Chicken Point about 1 p.m., the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.

Holman climbed out on his own and was brought to shore by some boaters. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Kootenai Health.

The plane was towed by Northern Lakes Fire Department to Holman’s dock near the crash area.

A preliminary investigation revealed his wheeled landing gear was in the down position when he attempted to land in the water. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration were notified of the crash.

It was the second plane crash the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to over the weekend. A Spokane man was found dead in the wreckage of a plane discovered Saturday in a thickly forested area east of Coeur d’Alene.

The identity of the pilot, the plane’s lone occupant, has not be released.

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