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United Airlines Flight Diverts to College Station due to Smoke in Cabin

United Airlines flight UA-6266 made an emergency landing in College Station, Texas, on December 21st.

The plane heading from Houston, Texas, to Boise, Idaho, was diverted after the crew noticed smoke in the cabin.

The plane landed uneventfully. All eighty people aboard remained safe.

SkyWest Airlines Flight Diverts to Reno due to Mechanical Indication

SkyWest Airlines flight OO-4564 diverted to Reno, Nevada, on September 11th.

The plane heading from Boise, Idaho, to Los Angeles, California, was diverted due to a mechanical indication.

The plane landed safely. All seventy-three people aboard remained unharmed.

Horizon Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Yakima, WA

Horizon Air flight QX-2399 had to divert for an emergency landing in Yakima, Washington, on May 29th.

The plane heading from Boise, Idaho, to Seattle, Washington, was diverted after the crew noticed an electrical burning odor on-board.

The plane landed safely. All 82 people aboard remained unharmed.

Bird-Hit Horizon Air Flight Safely Lands in Boise

Horizon AirHorizon Air flight QX-417 made a safe landing after a bird strike in Boise, Idaho, on September 29th.

The plane flying from Portland, Oregon, was on final approach when a bird hit it.

The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained safe.

Southwest Airlines Flight Rejects Take Off after Bird Strike

southwest_airlines_logoSouthwest Airlines flight WN-251 had to reject take off from Boise Airport, Idaho, on June 7th.

The Boeing 737-700 was accelerating to take off for Las Vegas, Nevada, when its right engine ingested a bird. The pilots rejected take off and safely returned to the apron.

All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Small Plane Crashed at Ravalli County Airport

A small plane crashed at the Ravalli County Airport in Hamilton, Montana, on June 4th.

The plane was attempting to land at the airport when its left wing struck the ground, causing it to flip over. The plane was flying from Idaho at the time.

There were three people aboard, including the pilot and two passengers; one of them was injured in the incident while the other two remained unharmed.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Four Killed after Small Plane Crashes in Idaho

A small plane crashed near China Beach on the Palisades Reservoir in Idaho, on March 13th.

The Cessna 182 aircraft crashed and burst into flames around 1 mile north of Alpine Airport, from where it departed.

There were four people aboard at the time; all of them were killed in the crash. They were identified as the pilot Jerry “David” Anderson, 40, his wife Jessica Ann Anderson, 38, Thomas “Brook” Summers, 39, and his wife Heidi Summers, 36. All of them were residents of Idaho Falls.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating the incident.

2 Killed as Small Plane Crashes Near Idaho-Wyoming Border

A small plane crashed in eastern Idaho near the Wyoming border, on January 4th.

Authorities said the vintage Yak 52 Russian trainer aircraft went down about 2 miles north of the Alpine Airport, Wyoming.

There were two people aboard, including Reade Genzlinger, 61, of Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, and MacKenzie Ruston, 17, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Both of them were killed in the crash.

The FAA is investigating.

Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Idaho Interstate

Fokker-belly landingA small plane made an emergency landing on Interstate 84, near Boise Airport, Idaho, on October 13.

The plane was preparing to land at the airport when the pilot reported engine failure and decided to land on the motorway.

The plane landed on its belly. The pilot, identified as Jon M. Brinkerhoff, 30, of Boise, remained uninjured.

According to the owner of Boise-based charter business SP Aircraft, Andy Patrick, the plane was transporting cargo from Seattle, Washington.

Allegiant Air Passengers Evacuate in Emergency due to Fuel Smell

AllegiantThe passengers aboard Allegiant Air flight 330 were forced to evacuate onto the plane’s wing due to fuel smell, on June 12.

The plane, coming from Los Angeles, landed in Boise, Idaho at around 7 p.m.

According to an airline spokesperson, “Upon arrival at the gate, normal deplaning procedures were in progress during which a fuel smell was observed within the cabin…Passengers then initiated an evacuation through the over wing doors…A review of the incident confirmed that at no time were the passengers or crew members on board the plane in danger.”

The airline arranged a replacement aircraft for the return flight.

SkyWest Flight Diverts to Boise Due to Medical Emergency

SkyWestSkyWest Airlines flight 6391 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Boise, Idaho on May 27.

The flight was heading from Eugene, Oregon, to Denver, Colorado, when it had to be diverted due to a sick passenger.

The Canadair Regional Jet 700, carrying 68 passengers, landed safely and the sick passenger was rushed to a hospital.

According to airline spokesperson Marissa Snow, the plane was taken for inspection as it landed “overweight” due to excess fuel. Some of the passengers were accommodated in other flights while the others resumed their journey in another plane Wednesday evening.

Idaho National Guard Helicopter Crashed Near Boise Airport; Two Killed

A National Guard Apache helicopter crashed near Boise Airport in Ada County, Idaho, at around 7 p.m. on November 6.

According to an Army National Guard spokesperson, the helicopter was on a routine nighttime training flight when it crashed near Pleasant Valley Road and Hollilynn Drive.

There were 2 soldiers aboard at the time of crash; both of them were killed. Their names have not yet been released.

Idaho National Guard Commander, Major General Gary Sayler said, “The men and women of the Idaho National Guard are united in grief at the loss of two of our brothers in arms, who gave their lives while training to defend our nation…Today, our thoughts and prayers are with their families.”

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Sun Country Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Boise Airport

Sun Country Airlines Flight 123 had to make an emergency landing at the Boise Airport, Idaho, at around 4 p.m. on September 25.

According to the airport authorities, the decision for emergency landing was made after a warning light indicated an engine fire. The charter flight was en-route from Lewiston, Idaho, to Laughlin, Nevada, at the time.

The Boeing 737 landed uneventfully and no one was injured.

The investigation confirmed that there was no evidence of engine fire. The aircraft’s warning light indicator is being repaired.

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.

Pilot Seriously Injured after Cessna Crashes in Valley County

CessnaA Cessna 182 plane crashed off Big Creek Airstrip in Valley County, central Idaho, at 8:30 a.m. on June 29.

The pilot, Jay Minor, 71, from Oregon, was the only person on board. He suffered multiple life threatening injuries and was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Other aircrafts in the area informed Arnold Aviation about the crash, who subsequently notified the Valley County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Valley County officials nine people have died in six aircraft crashes over the past year in the county.

Helicopter Crash Near Paul Injures 3

helicopterA helicopter operated by Reeder Flying Service based out of Twin Falls crashed in a hayfield near milepost 41 on highway 24, northwest of Paul, Idaho, shortly before 5:30 p.m. on June 29.

Sheriff Kevin Ellis of Lincoln County said that all three people aboard the helicopter suffered injuries of varied degrees. Two of the injured were taken to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello by air, while the third one was transported to St. Luke’s Magic Valley by ambulance.

Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office, the fire department, and paramedics responded to the scene.

The FAA is looking into the cause of the crash.

Twin-Engine Aircraft Crashes at Idaho-Montana Border

A twin engine plane (#N888GG) crashed and caught fire at around 5:30 pm on June 17 in the parking lot at Lost Trail Pass, Conner, Montana at the summit of Lost Trail Pass on the border of Idaho and Montana.

The Ravalli County Sheriff office confirmed that the aircraft was destroyed to the extent that it was not possible to recognize that it was a Grumman G-21A. Witnesses say the plane spun down, dropped hard and flat, and on impact was immediately engulfed in flames. Nothing recognizable remained but the wing tips.

Only the pilot was aboard.

Ravalli County Sheriff and Federal Aviation Administration investigator Allen Kenitzer are looking into the details and causes of accident.

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