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Bodies recovered from site of Idaho plane crash

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Posted at 8:50 PM, Jan 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-15 22:50:31-05

VALLEY COUNTY, Idaho — It took about a month for crews to locate the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Idaho while carrying five people, and until Wednesday weather conditions prevented authorities from recovering the body.

The crash site was located Friday, but severe weather delayed recovery efforts.

Lt. Dan Smith of the Valley County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to FOX 13 News that the bodies had been recovered and taken to a coroner’s office.

The victim’s included a young couple, Jonathon Norton and Amber Smith, who were soon to be married. Amber’s father, Dale, was flying the plane, and Dale Smith’s wife and son were also aboard. The plane was traveling from Oregon to Montana, and the plane went down on December 1.

Norton’s grandfather spoke to FOX 13 News after the crash site was located and shared his memories of the departed.