Date: February 3rd, 2012 2:24 PM
fortunately, he only struck the ground:
Micron CEO Steve Appleton dies in small airplane crash at Boise Airport
Fire crews are investigating a small plane crash at the Boise Airport that resulted in the death of Micron CEO Steve Appleton around 9 a.m. Friday.
Appleton was the only person in the plane, according to Boise Airport reports and Micron reports. A news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Appleton was 51.
The plane, a Lancair experimental aircraft, went down between two runways. The Lancair is a single-engine prop plane...
Friday’s crash was Appleton’s second such accident since 2004, when he crashed a high-performance aerobatic plane in the desert south of Boise.
That crash occurred on July 8, 2004. Witnesses said Appleton and passenger Michael Duffy crawled from the wreckage of that plane after the crash. Appleton was flown by helicopter to a hospital.
Federal officials later concluded that "pilot error" was the cause of the 2004 plane crash.