A plane that crashed in eastern Idaho Oct.15 killing an Edmond man but leaving his 14-year-old daughter in good condition is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. Travis Matthew Hamilton, a 43-year-old private jet salesman, died on impact after the two-seater Aviat Husky plane he was flying went down about 5:15 p.m. in a remote area about two miles east of Palisades, according to the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office. His teenage daughter was able to leave the plane after the crash, according to The Idaho State Journal. The 14-year-old was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls where she was listed in good condition. ABC News reports the girl called 911 just before the crash. Hamilton’s body was recovered Friday morning. The Sheriff’s Office reported using a helicopter to locate the crash site among a steep mountainous area. The plane was new and had taken off from an airport in Alpine, Wy. He leaves behind his loving wife Beth, daughters Paige and Anabeth, son Matthew, parents Dennis and Yvonne Albers of Columbia, S.C., Thomas and Debbie Hamilton, of Oklahoma City. A service celebrating his life is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Henderson Hills Baptist Church, where the Hamilton family worships. A come-and-go visitation and reception will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Crawford Family Funeral Service, Edmond.
Published on  October 19, 2015