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Small aircraft crashes at Palouse Airport


January 14, 2021

Whitman County Sheriff's Office

The Cessna 170 rests upside down in a field near the Schoepflin Airport after the Jan. 8 crash.

PALOUSE - A small airplane overturned after touching down at 2:05 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at a private airstrip two miles east of town.

Two people - a flight instructor and presumed student pilot - were aboard the Cessna 170 at the time of the crash at Schoepflin Airport, 801 Ringo Road, the Whitman County Sheriff's Office reported.

At press time, The Gazette was still awaiting the release of the names of the flight instructor and student pilot.

A spokesman at the airport said the plane was at the field "for instructional purposes," but was unable to offer any details on those aboard the pla...

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