Korean War-era aircraft crashed in southern Idaho

AP News
Posted: Mar 09, 2011 4:20 PM
Korean War-era aircraft crashed in southern Idaho

Officials in Idaho's Twin Falls County say an airplane reported missing when it didn't land in Idaho Falls crashed in the Sawtooth National Forest.

Civil Air Patrol pilots located the wreckage shortly before noon Wednesday and deputies were trying to reach the remote southern Idaho crash site by ground.

Officials had no information on the condition of the two people who were on board the plane. Their names have not been released.

The Idaho Transportation Department says the 1952 Korean War-era airplane left Wendover on the Nevada-Utah border at about 4 p.m. Tuesday and was expected in Idaho Falls by 5 p.m.

KIFI-TV says the plane was reported overdue by the owners of the restoration company that worked on the plane.