Alpine Emergency Crews Respond to Plane Crash

Alpine Emergency Crews Respond to Plane Crash

Staff Report

NewsWest 9 

Alpine emergency crews responded to a plane crash around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

According to the Alpine Fire Department, the single engine experimental airplane nose dived into a carport attached to a residence. The home was not damaged in the crash.

The pilot of the plane, Jim Bob Belcher of Alpine, suffered non life threatening injuries and was treated at the scene.

Belcher stated that the plane engine lost power on its way back to the Alpine Casparis Municipal Airport.

Alpine Police and the FAA are investigating.