Authorities on scene of fatal plane crash in Latah County

Authorities on scene of fatal plane crash in Latah County
VIOLA, ID - KLEW News has learned that the Latah County Sheriff's Office is on the scene at a fatal plane crash in the Viola, Idaho area.

According to the Sheriff's Office, authorities are about to remove the body of what is believed to be a local man, however the identity will not be released until they have been able to notify the family. The accident occurred Saturday afternoon. The sheriff's office informed KLEW that the FAA is expected to take over the investigation Sunday morning. KLEW was not allowed to photograph the scene, however we will wait until Sunday to do so, after the body has been removed.

The incident is still under investigation. KLEW News spoke with an eye witness who said that the plane was performing aerobatic maneuvers for the Latah County Republican barbecue. Fire and smoke was seen by multiple eyewitnesses upon impact. We will have more information as it becomes available.