Plane Crash Near Craters of the Moon Kills Pilot
CAREY, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) - A 21 year old pilot from McCall was killed in a plane crash south of Carey, near Craters of the Moon.
Neil MacNichol was reported missing on July 2nd. On July 3rd, the Civil Air Patrol out of Idaho Falls called the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office to report a possible aviation crash site near Craters of the Moon. The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office was the first to respond on ground and confirmed the crash site. Authorities say MacNichol was flying from Moab, Utah, to Stanley, Idaho, when he disappeared.
The BLM assisted to prevent any fuel sparked fires. Blaine County Coroner Russ Mikel says Neil MacNichol of McCall died of blunt force trauma in the crash on Thursday. The FAA is investigating the crash.