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Small Homebuilt Plane Crashed West of Lolo Pass, Pilot Killed

LancairA homebuilt single engine Lancair Legacy small plane crashed near Blacklead Mountain, about eight miles west of Lolo Pass, in the mountainous area of Clearwater National Forest, Idaho, on July 28.

The incident happened when the pilot Milton Meyer, 72, was flying from his home in Richland, Washington, to attend the Experimental Aircraft Association Convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

A helicopter from Two Bear Air in Flathead County located the wreckage of the plane and the pilot’s dead body, at around 11:30 a.m.

Clearwater County Idaho Sheriff authorities said the pilot radioed being in trouble to Helena Regional Airport around mid-morning. He reported having mechanical problems in the plane and oil on his windshield. The pilot said he might not be able to land in Helena, as planned.

The FAA and the NTSB are looking into the cause of accident.

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