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Pilot, instructor avoid serious injury in plane crash

Pilot, instructor avoid serious injury in plane crash

By On Your Side Newsroom. CREATED Aug 23, 2014

RIGBY, Idaho (AP) -- A single-engine aircraft with a pilot and instructor aboard practicing takeoffs and landings in eastern Idaho crashed when a gust of wind blew it off course and it clipped a hangar.

Rigby police say 66-year-old pilot Gary Lee and 58-year-old instructor Dale Cresap weren't seriously injured when the kit plane crashed at the Rigby Airport on Friday.

The Post Register reports the S-6S Coyote II (similar to the one pictured) holds two people and cruises at about 115 mph.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.