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First responders were on the scene of a plane crash roughly a mile west of the Ontario Municipal Airport on Friday afternoon.

ONTARIO — A plane crash in Ontario led to the death of an Idaho man on Friday afternoon.

Local authorities responded to a call about a plane crash just before 5 p.m. on Friday. According to Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe, a 1947 T28 trainer aircraft crashed into a privately owned field about a mile northwest of Ontario Municipal Airport.

The pilot was identified as Anders Frostenson, 47, of Fairfield, Idaho. According to Wolfe, Frostenson was transported to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario, where he was pronounced deceased.

The other occupant of the plane was Clifford Todd Smith, 57. Smith was also taken to St. Alphonsus, and Wolfe said his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Several local agencies responded to the crash, including Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, Ontario Fire and Rescue and Treasure Valley Paramedics responded to the crash.

The crash scene has since been secured and is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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