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      Couple escapes serious injury in Idaho plane crash

      ST MARIES, Idaho (AP) The engine on a small airplane failed as it was flying over northern Idaho and the plane crashed as the pilot tried to land in a pasture near St. Maries.


      The pilot and his female passenger escaped serious injury.


      KREM-TV reports the Cessna C180 was flying from Lewiston to Coeur d'Alene when its engine failed Saturday.


      The pilot was trying to land in a field when the plane's left wing struck a tree. Property owner Kurt Reed says the plane cartwheeled twice, the propeller hit the ground and the plane landed on its top.


      The woman was flown to the hospital as a precaution.


      The names of the pilot and his passenger have not been released.


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      Information from: KREM-TV

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