The Monday afternoon crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration, but initial information indicates the pilot was coming in for a landing when the small twin-engine airplane banked away from the runway and crashed at the north end of the airfield, Boise Airport spokesman Sean Briggs said.
“We don’t know what caused him to lose control and crash,” Briggs said.
The crash was reported about 4:20 p.m., according to Ada County Dispatch.
The pilot was the only person in the plane, and information was not available Monday evening about how badly the man was injured, Briggs said. The man was taken to a local hospital, he said.
KIVI-TV, Channel 6, reports that the plane registration number is traced to an address in Washougal, Wash., but no information was available about the plane’s ownership.
The airfield closed for about 40 minutes after the crash, disrupting flights into and out of the Boise Airport until shortly after 5 p.m., Briggs said. Two Boise-bound flights were diverted, and some outbound flights had to delay their takeoff times, he said.
The FAA’s Flight Standards Office remained at the airfield Monday evening conducting a preliminary investigation, Briggs said. The FAA will release its findings to the National Transportation Safety Board, at which time initial accident information is expected to become available. It is not known whether the NTSB also will conduct an investigation.