News Plane Crashes — 04 November 2017

A Boise pilot was killed Friday in an Owyhee County plane crash.

Dean Hilde, 56, an experienced recreational pilot, died in the crash, which occurred at about 9:15 a.m. A passenger, Gerald Bublitz, 42, of Boise, was seriously injured, according to Owyhee County Sheriff Perry Grant. Bublitz was transported by air ambulance.

Hilde and Bublitz were in a single-engine Piper PA18 Super Cub about 25 miles outside of Murphy, according to a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. They were near Flint Creek Road, according to Grant.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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OWYHEE COUNTY – A Boise pilot died Friday in a plane crash in Owyhee County, sheriff’s officials said.

The Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office said 56-year-old Dean Hilde was flying a personal aircraft in the Combination area of the county – southeast of the Jordan and Pleasant Valley area – when he apparently encountered tough, windy conditions.

The plane was forced into a hillside.

Hilde was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 42-year-old Gerald Bublitz of Boise, suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital by air ambulance.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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