All 5 bodies recovered from Idaho plane crash

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Updated: 1/15 6:11 pm

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The bodies of all five victims of a December plane crash have been recovered from the mountains of central Idaho.

Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess tells the Idaho Statesman that the last of the victims was recovered Wednesday afternoon.

The wreckage from the Dec. 1 crash was located Friday by Dellon Smith, the brother of 51-year-old pilot and software executive Dale Smith of San Jose, Calif.

Crews worked Tuesday and Wednesday to recover the bodies.

Sheriff's Lt. Dan Smith said the plane hit about eight trees, broke apart and caught fire.

Officials said Dale Smith was flying from Oregon to Montana along with his son, Daniel Smith and Daniel's wife, Sheree of Butte, Mont.; and his daughter Amber Smith with her fiance, Jonathan Norton. Both were students at BYU-Idaho.

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