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Ellensburg pilot survives deadly midair collision in Idaho

An Ellensburg woman survives after two small private planes collide in midair near an airstrip near Cascade, Idaho – about 70 miles north of Boise.  The pilot of the other plane was killed.

52-year-old Amy Hoover of Ellensburg was treated and released from a hospital in McCall, according to the Valley County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say today’s incident involved two planes, one which crashed just over a mile southwest of the airstrip.  The second aircraft crashed and killed its pilot about 2.5 miles from the airstrip.

The victim’s name has not been released.

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