Small Plane Crash in Hells Canyon Claims Two Lives from Idaho

OXBOW, Ore. – Two men from Idaho were killed when a small plane crashed Sunday morning in the Hells Canyon area of northeast Oregon, authorities said.

Baker County Sheriff Travis Ash and Lt. Ryan Downing were reportedly fishing on the Snake River in the Oxbow area when they saw a plane that looked in trouble and crashed into a hillside just before 10 a.m. They called the police and ran to the scene while first responders ran there.

People in the area and employees of Idaho Power helped look for the crash site. It was found on a ridge above an Idaho Power complex. They didn’t find anyone left alive.

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An investigation showed that Terry Lee Richards, 43, of Middleton, Idaho, had taken from the Caldwell Executive Airport to fly to Lewiston, Idaho. Deputies said that Caleb Andrew Tennant, 24, also from Middleton, was his passenger and that he was also killed.


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