Idaho plane that crashed was dropping toilet paper
by Associated Press Wire
September 11, 2012 11:15 AM | 363 views | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Idaho authorities say the pilot of an airplane flying over a Republican party gathering had been dropping rolls of toilet paper before it crashed.

The Federal Aviation Administration says early indications are that the experimental airplane stalled or reached a speed and angle at which it lost its lift.

The crash Saturday afternoon killed the pilot, 60-year-old Randy Humble, of Moscow, Idaho.

Witnesses say the airplane’s engine revved and the pilot appeared to be trying to pull up just before it crashed near Viola, Idaho.

Humble and another pilot had been performing aerial tricks for the GOP fundraising event. Humble was also dropping rolls of toilet paper, but it’s not clear why.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating with the help of the FAA.

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Harvey Hughett
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September 15, 2012
Mr. Humble's grandmother was Cherokee. He was an expert pilot.
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