Small Plane Makes an Emergency Landing on Fort Hall Indian Reservations: Passengers Injured

Small plane makes emergency landing on Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho Thursday afternoon.

Small plane makes emergency landing on Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho Thursday afternoon.

FORT HALL, IDAHO — A small plane made an emergency landing today on Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho late Thursday afternoon.

There were no fatalities to report, but it is reported two individuals were taken by ambulance to the hospital for injuries, according to tribal officials of the Shoshone – Bannock Tribes.

The plane landed in a field off of Rio Vista Road. The impact of the emergency landing damaged power lines and caused considerable damage to the aircraft. The fuselage of the plane and tail were broken off. The wings of the plane sustained heavy damgage.

The aircraft is not secure and high winds are moving the aircraft through the field.  There is concern of potential impact to Idaho Power, power lines.  A power line has already been broken in half.  There also appears to be a parachute entangled in the power lines that is being further investigated.

According to Tribal Transportation, roads in the intersection areas of Ballard and Hawthorn and Ballard and Philbin and surrounding areas were closed down.  No traffic was allowed in the area and tribal police advised drivers in the area to seek alternate routes until the area was secured.

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