MELBA — UPDATE:
The Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office says the pilot killed in a single-engine plane crash Sunday is believed to be 71-year-old Craig Wolter, according to a news release.
The Beach Bonanza SE-35 plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Skypark runway near Givens Hot Springs around 3:00 p.m. Sunday.
The cause of the crash is being investigated by both the NTSB and the FAA.
Officials with Owyhee County confirm a small plane crashed near Melba around 3:00 p.m. Sunday, killing one man.
The crash site was less than a mile from Sunrise Skypark Airport in Melba, but officials have not confirmed where the airplane was traveling to or from.
Reports indicate the plane had a single occupant inside at the time of the crash.