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Idaho. Pilot Rescued after Crashing into Tree--60 Feet Up

Old 6th May 2019, 06:43
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Idaho. Pilot Rescued after Crashing into Tree--60 Feet Up

On April 22, 2019, around 9 PM, McCall Fire & EMS responded to a report of a plane crash in Poorman Creek, a few miles out of McCall up Boulder Lake Road. The pilot, a 79-year-old male, called 911 from a cell phone and reported that his plane crashed and that it was hung up in trees. The pilot identified himself as John Gregory, 79, from McCall, ID.McCall Firefighters arrived and found a Piper Cub PA-18 aircraft approximately 60 feet up, sitting on top of a tree. They were able to communicate with the pilot during the rescue operation, said McCall Fire and EMS.McCall firefighter, Randy Acker, who owns and operates a hazardous tree removal company in McCall, was comfortable attempting to climb the tree. He made his way to the top, limbing the tree as he went up.

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