Pilot unharmed in Idaho plane crash

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Posted: Dec 24, 2009 5:29 PM

An Oregon man survived a plane crash in Idaho's Cottrell Mountains, then was rescued by farmers who came to his aid in a tractor, guided by the light from his laptop computer screen.

The Twin Falls Times-News reports that Thaddeus Bryce Fickel of Hermiston, Ore., crashed after his single-engine Cessna encountered turbulence Wednesday evening.

Two farmers drove a tractor to the top of a ridge and brought the 44-year-old Fickel down the mountain about four hours later. He was cold but unharmed.

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Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com