Amazing first person video of a plane crash in Idaho wilderness
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A remarkable video has been uploaded to the Internet that shows what the uploader says is a plane crash in Idaho's Frank Church Wilderness of No Return.
The video is from inside the cockpit of the plane. It was uploaded on August 4th.
This is the YouTube description of the video:
"This is unprecedented footage of a small airplane crash from inside the cockpit from two different views. Miraculously, everyone survived. The pilot will make a full recovery and the rest of us escaped with superficial injuries and feel very lucky to be alive . This trip was much anticipated and due to our excitement we had our Gopro cameras filming at various times. After flying up into the mountains for a hike in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness we were planning on flying to a small mountain town for dinner. Due to warming temperatures we had a hard time gaining altitude. After taking off we hit an air pocket that made us rapidly loose altitude, pushing us down into the trees. The cameras were left on for a couple of hours during the aftermath. Thank you to all the many individuals who eventually came to our aid and took the time and effort to help in any way they could. We appreciate you more than you know."
In the comments on the YouTube video, the uploader posted additional information:
The aftermath: Two campers rushed there within about 15 to 20 minutes. They then went for help and found a retired paramedic and firefighter who came to our aid. About 50 minutes to and an hour after that a crew of fire fighters were driving through the area and somebody flagged them down. The fire crew cut down trees so a life flight helicopter could land. We really appreciated everyone's help and effort. We feel very blessed to have had such great people respond so quickly.
A preliminary NTSB report lists a plane crash in that area from June 30, 2012. The description in the report matches the description given by the person who uploaded the video.
Click here to read the entire NTSB preliminary report.
The Valley County Sheriff's Office says the plane crashed near Forest Service Roads 579 and 582 near Bear Valley.
The sheriff's office says two of the people in the plane had to be flown by air ambulance to Boise.
KBOI 2News talked with Tol Grapp, the son of the pilot of the plane, Wednesday evening.
Click here to see what Tol had to say about the ordeal.
The entire video is posted below
**** WARNING **** Some of the content is graphic in nature