Saturday, August 11, 2012

Video: Central Idaho Plane Crash Video Shows Close Call

Posted By on Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 9:55 AM

When a small plane headed to McCall took off from a dirt roadway in central Idaho, the four men on board pulled out their video cameras to record the flight.

However, their seven-minute video ended up chronicling a plane crash that left the pilot, Les Gropp, with broken ribs and a fractured cheekbone. After the plane began to lose altitute, it clipped the tops of pine trees before crashing to the ground.

All passengers were safe, with Gropp's injuries the most severe. One passenger, Nathan Williams, told the Associated Press they all went back to work on Monday.

The video below shows the crash from two different angles, a record of just how close a call the four survived.

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