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Posted on: January 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Cessna plane crashes in northeast Nampa.

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On January 1, 2018, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Nampa Police responded to the area of East Terra Linda Way and Selland Way for a report of a crashed Cessna 150 aircraft.  A family member of the pilot called from the scene and advised the pilot was already headed to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The pilot is a 28-year-old male and a resident of Boise.

Initial investigation found that the pilot had become disoriented while travelling from Burley to Caldwell and attempted to land at what he believed was the Caldwell Airport.  Upon attempting to land, he realized he was not at the airport but was unable to avoid crashing.  The pilot was the lone occupant of the plane.  No other citizens were harmed, and only minimal property damage occurred as a result of the crash.  The investigation has been turned over to officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.  

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