Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Cessna 175 Skylark, N7303M: Accident occurred June 07, 2022 at McCarley Field Airport (U02), Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR22LA207
Date and Time: June 7, 2022, 15:10 Local 
Registration: N7303M
Aircraft: Cessna 175
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N7303M
Model/Series: 175 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 43.209249,-112.34958

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.  

Date: 07-JUN-22
Time: 21:10:00Z
Regis#: N7303M
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 175
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
State: IDAHO

BLACKFOOT, Idaho – A pilot and passenger were transported to a local hospital after a plane crash at the Blackfoot Airport on Tuesday.

Captain Gordon Croft with the Blackfoot Police Department told the call for the plane crash came in around 3:10 p.m. on the north side of the Blackfoot airport near the Blackfoot Golf Course.

A 70-year-old male pilot and 38-year-old male passenger were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

At the scene, the Cessna 175 aircraft was upside down. A tow truck came to take the aircraft off the grass.

Croft said the nearby runway was closed for a while as officers investigated the scene. Croft told that the Federal Aviation Administration is conducting the investigation.


 BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI) - On Tuesday at 3:10 p.m., the Blackfoot Police Department responded to a call of a plane crash on the north side of the Blackfoot Airport onto the Blackfoot golf course.

A 70-year-old male pilot and a 38-year-old male passenger were transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

The FAA is conducting an investigation into this incident.


  1. We are hoping for a speedy recovery.

  2. Turn that frown upside down and you will have a smiley face!