CASCADE - A mid-air collision between two private aircraft at a rural airstrip sent one of the planes into the forest in a fiery crash, killing the pilot.

According to officials with the Boise National Forest, the crash happened at 8 a.m. about 30 miles east of Cascade.

One of the planes landed safely after the collision, and officials say that pilot was taken to a local hospital by air ambulance.

But the impact sent the second plane crashing to the ground about a mile from the airstrip, killing the pilot . Flames from the wreckage ignited a small fire. Boise National Forest firefighters are working now to extinguish the fire, which is burning in one-tenth of an acre.

One Forest Service fire crew, an engine and a Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer are on the scene, along with four Valley County Sheriff's Office deputies, Cascade Ambulance, and Cascade Fire Department.

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