Sheriff: At least 8 killed in plane collision at Idaho lake


COEUR D’ALENE, ID (AP) — Authorities said at least eight people were killed when two small airplanes collided over a scenic lake in northern Idaho.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office on Monday said one of the aircraft was a float plane operated by Brooks Seaplanes of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, which operates scenic flights over Lake Coeur d’ Alene.

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That plane was carrying five passengers, including three children, and a pilot.

The sheriff’s office says the second airplane was a Cessna 206 that was carrying at least two people.

The bodies of three victims have been recovered so far.