HAILEY, Idaho -- A single-engine plane carrying a television reporter, a photographer and an off-duty policeman on a news assignment crashed and burned near Hailey Airport, killing all three people.
The Monday night crash, a mile southeast of the airport, caused a 200-acre brush fire in the Sawtooth National Forest.
The victims were identified as reporter Mary Shore, 29, and cameraman Daniel Sullivan, 26, both employees at KTVB-television in Boise, and Lynn Hoppe, 45, an off-duty Boise policeman. Authorities said Hoppe was the pilot.
Blaine County Sheriff's Deputy Gene Ramsey said the Cessna 210 took off from the Hailey airport at 9:10 p.m.
The plane crashed while returning from an accident in which a boy was killed when he climbed into an Idaho Power substation and was electrocuted.
Hoppe was a 17-year veteran of the Boise Police Department. Shore worked at KTVB for two years, and Sullivan was at the station for more than a year.