Journal Staff

BURLEY — A pilot was injured when he crash landed his plane at Burley Municipal Airport on Saturday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 12:40 p.m. and involved a single-engine plane.

The adult male pilot, whose name hasn’t been released, suffered minor injuries in the crash landing and was transported by a sheriff’s deputy to Cassia Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.

Authorities said the pilot was forced to crash land the plane at Burley’s airport after the aircraft suffered oil pressure failure. He was the plane’s only occupant. 

The plane landed at the airport but continued off the runway and through a fence before coming to a stop outside of Snake River Sports and Marina.

As of Saturday night the damaged plane remained where it had come to rest but authorities were preparing to move it back to the airport. 

The plane was headed from Edmonton, Canada, to Mexico when it suffered oil pressure failure, authorities said.

Cassia County sheriff’s deputies and the Burley Fire Department responded to the incident.