A plane crash near Warren caused a wildfire and hospitalized two people, according to an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office news release.
At about 1 p.m. Monday, the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office received notification of the crash northeast of the Warren Airport, near the Slaughter Creek drainage, according to the release. Forest Service personnel were already on the scene.
The plane, a red and white Cessna 182, departed from Wassila, Alaska, and was headed to an unknown destination in Idaho.
Gary and Amy Haass were in the plane when it crashed, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office. Their ages and hometowns are unknown, a news release Tuesday said.
The Payette National Forest Service used a helicopter to bring the patients to the Warren Airport.
Two air ambulance helicopters were dispatched out of Boise and Ontario, Oregon, and met the patients there. The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Payette National Forest, U.S. Forest Service fire personnel and the air ambulance.
An investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration is now underway.