McCALL, Idaho (CBS 2) — A 79-year-old pilot crashed landed a small airplane on the top of a tree outside of McCall on Monday.
McCall Fire says crews were called out to Poorman Creek up Boulder Lake Road after the pilot called 911 and said his plane was stuck in a tree.
After emergency crews arrived, they found the plane about 60 feet in the air. One of McCall's firefighters who owns and operates a tree removal company was able to climb the tree and secure a safety harness on the pilot who was safely removed. He said he was surprised at how stable the plane was in the tree.
The pilot, who was the only person on board, declined to go to the hospital.
The Valley County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to stay away from the crash scene as the plane could easily fall to the ground.