Couple escapes serious injury in Idaho plane crash

ST MARIES, Idaho (AP) — The engine on a small airplane failed as it was flying over northern Idaho and the plane crashed as the pilot tried to land in a pasture near St. Maries.

The pilot and his female passenger escaped serious injury.

KREM-TV reports the Cessna C180 was flying from Lewiston to Coeur d'Alene when its engine failed Saturday.

The pilot was trying to land in a field when the plane's left wing struck a tree. Property owner Kurt Reed says the plane cartwheeled twice, the propeller hit the ground and the plane landed on its top.

The woman was flown to the hospital as a precaution.

The names of the pilot and his passenger have not been released.

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Information from: KREM-TV