Plane crashes into Idaho processing plant killing pilot

Plane crashes into Idaho processing plant killing pilot

HEYBURN — On April 13th, experienced female UPS pilot Brittney Infanger, 30 years of age, is dead after her plane crashed into a potato processing plant Wednesday morning in central Idaho.

Brittney, described as a ‘well-respected pilot beyond her years,’ had more than 11 years of flying experience around Utah and Idaho.

It happened around 8:35 a.m. at Gem State Processing in Heyburn. The single-engine Cessna 208B registered to Spirit Air in Salmon crashed into the building and appears to have flipped over on the roof.

Idaho processing plant plane crash
Idaho processing plant plane crash.

“The pilot and sole occupant of the plane sadly did not survive,” Heyburn Police Chief Ryan Bertalotto said in a news release. “None of the Gem State Processing employees were injured.”

Heyburn Police, Minidoka and Cassia County Sheriff’s deputies, Minidoka County Fire Protection District, North Cassia Fire, Burley Fire and Rupert EMS responded to the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are reviewing witness statements and evidence to determine the cause of the crash.

“The City of Heyburn sends its condolences to the family of the pilot, the aviation company, and to the Gem State Processing family during this difficult time,” Chief Bertalotto said shortly after the incident.