UPDATE: Spokane Pilot Killed In Idaho Plane Crash Identified - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

UPDATE: Spokane Pilot Killed In Idaho Plane Crash Identified

Posted: Updated:
Photo from Katie Steiner Photo from Katie Steiner
CATALDO, Idaho -

UPDATE: The pilot who died in the North Idaho plane crash west of Cataldo has been identified as John T. Lippis, 67, of Spokane.

UPDATE: Michael Donaldson with the FAA says that the plane was a home-built 2 seater. It was built in 1980.

UPDATE: The pilot killed is from Spokane. He has yet to be identified. We're told that the pilot has a hangar in Spokane and in Shoshone County. We'll post more details as we get them.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE KOOTENAI COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On August 18, 2013 at approx. 7:30 PM, deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office along with members of the Idaho State Police, personnel from Shoshone County EMS and Rose Lake QRU responded to the area of Beaver Rd. and Tamarack Ridge Rd. for the report of a plane crash.   

At approx. 1050 PM, with the assistance of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office's Air One Unit the crash scene was located near the residence at 13778 S. Beaver Rd. The pilot and single occupant were found deceased in the wreckage of the air craft. 

The identity of the pilot is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.    Representatives from the NTSB and FAA were notified of the crash and will be conducting an investigation to determine the cause. 

UPDATE: The Kootenai County sheriff's office says the pilot of a small plane was killed in a crash Sunday night near Cataldo. A caller reported seeing the plane go down before 8 p.m. and later saw smoke.    

Searchers looked for more than three hours before they found the wreckage. The dead pilot was the only person on board.

PREVIOUS STORY:

The Idaho State Police confirm to KHQ crews are on the ground looking for a possible plane crash near Cataldo, Idaho. 

The call came in around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and now crews from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, Shoshone County Sheriff's Office and ISP are all on the ground looking for the wreckage.  As of the last report, they hadn't yet found it. 

There's no word yet what kind of plane they're looking for, how many people may be aboard, or where exactly the search area is, although early reports indicate it may be near the Tamarack Ridge area. Stay with KHQ for the very latest information as it develops.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Police: Texas college student kidnapped, raped at gunpoint

    Police: Texas college student kidnapped, raped at gunpoint

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-06-22 00:10:56 GMT

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Police say a suspect has been arrested after a Texas college student reported being kidnapped and sexually assaulted at gunpoint.    Arlington police say 20-year-old Joel Engobo Mambe was arrested Thursday in Fort Worth. Police say he's accused of attacking a University of Texas at Arlington student early Wednesday. 

    More >>

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Police say a suspect has been arrested after a Texas college student reported being kidnapped and sexually assaulted at gunpoint.    Arlington police say 20-year-old Joel Engobo Mambe was arrested Thursday in Fort Worth. Police say he's accused of attacking a University of Texas at Arlington student early Wednesday. 

    More >>
  • Spokane kicks off summer with annual 'Summer Parkways' event

    Spokane kicks off summer with annual 'Summer Parkways' event

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:47:02 GMT
    Spokane Summer Parkways / FacebookSpokane Summer Parkways / Facebook

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane’s largest block party and celebration of outdoor events, Spokane Summer Parkways, will shut down 4 miles of streets on the South Hill Thursday evening. The event includes a variety of family friendly activities, such as yoga,dancing, jump rope, hula hoops and and more. People are allowed to bring their own equipment if they would like. All activities are free. The excitement goes from 6 to 9 p.m. The streets will 

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane’s largest block party and celebration of outdoor events, Spokane Summer Parkways, will shut down 4 miles of streets on the South Hill Thursday evening. The event includes a variety of family friendly activities, such as yoga,dancing, jump rope, hula hoops and and more. People are allowed to bring their own equipment if they would like. All activities are free. The excitement goes from 6 to 9 p.m. The streets will 

    More >>
  • Punk rockers D.O.A. search for longtime backdrop stolen in Spokane

    Punk rockers D.O.A. search for longtime backdrop stolen in Spokane

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:38:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Legendary punk rock band D.O.A. is asking for the Spokane community to keep an eye out after the band's van was broken into during a show at The Pin over the weekend.  D.O.A. was founded in 1977 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is considered one of the founders of the hardcore punk subgenre of music, along with other mainstays like Bad Brains and Black Flag.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Legendary punk rock band D.O.A. is asking for the Spokane community to keep an eye out after the band's van was broken into during a show at The Pin over the weekend.  D.O.A. was founded in 1977 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is considered one of the founders of the hardcore punk subgenre of music, along with other mainstays like Bad Brains and Black Flag.

    More >>