GRANGEVILLE, Idaho - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a small plane crash in north-central Idaho killed two people.
The Lewiston Tribune reported Tuesday that Carl and Joelle Lindros, both 83 and believed to be from Santa Barbara, California, were in the Lancair IV aircraft when it crashed near Kooskia, Idaho late Sunday morning. Officials think the couple was traveling from Montana to Sacramento at the time.
Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings says it's not yet known why the plane crashed, but it apparently burst into flames and was destroyed on impact. Giddings says the wreckage has made it hard for authorities to tell if there were any other people on board.
Giddings says officials are working with the couple's son in California to learn more. Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.
Both Carl and Joelle were visible members of the Santa Barbara Community. Carl previously served as board president of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.
Victoria Juarez, current president and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, issued the following statement regarding the death of Carl Lindros to our newsroom.
"We were shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely deaths of Carl and Jo Lindros. Carl was a beloved and influential supporter of the Scholarship Foundation for more than five decades, serving on the organization's Board of Directors from 1969 to 1986, and as Board president in 1985-86. A founding member of the Board's Investment Committee, Carl was instrumental in building the Foundation's endowment. Ever committed to the Scholarship Foundation, he was a member of our Investment Committee at the time of his death. This organization and the wider Santa Barbara Community have lost a generous and visionary leader."