YELLOW PINE, Idaho -- Two planes crashed Friday morning at the north end of the Johnson Creek Airstrip leaving a 2-year-old dead and three others injured, according to the Valley County Sheriff's Department.
Witnesses told deputies the two planes were trying to land at the same time when one came down on top of the other about 50 feet in the air before both planes crashed to the ground.
The 911 call for the crash came in at 9:58 a.m.
Lt. Dan Smith says the toddler and his father were in the upper plane. The man was flown to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise and is listed in serious condition. They are from Utah, but their names are not being release while the authorities contact the family.
Smith says two men from Roseburg, Oregon were in the lower plane. They were both taken to St. Luke's McCall but have since been released, and were not seriously hurt.
Both planes were taking part in an annual backcountry pilot fly-in event that is held at the Johnson Creek airstrip.
The preliminary report says the planes were s single-engine Piper Tri-Pacer and a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron.
The Valley County Sheriff's Department, Cascade Ambulance, and several rescue helicopters responded to the scene.
National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration investigators will be investigating.
Steve Grant works for the Idaho Transportation Department, Division of Aeronautics. Grant says the report came in to their office about 10:55 a.m.
"It was reported that two aircraft were on the ground ... near the north end of the runway," Grant said.
"The airstrip covers about 40 acres, is about 3,400-feet long, 150-feet wide, and this happened in the last 500 feet of the airstrip," Grant told KTVB.