MOSCOW, Idaho - A plane performing during a Republican Party fundraiser in North Idaho crashed Saturday, killing the pilot.
The crash happened just after 5:30 p.m. a few miles north of Moscow, near the town of Viola. The Latah County Republicans were holding their annual fundraiser and picnic at the time.
Witnesses reported hearing the aircraft’s engine revving loudly just before it crashed. The single engine fixed wing aircraft then came apart and caught fire.
The pilot, 60-year-old Randy Humble of Moscow, was the only person in the plane.
The FAA will launch an investigation into what caused the crash.