JSN - Idaho Plane Crash (1)The wreckage of the Cessna 182P that went down Oct. 8 on a mountain top in northern Idaho that killed a Mohave Valley couple has been removed from the scene and will be sent to an undisclosed location so the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) can continue their investigation into the plane crash. Renowned Mohave Valley pilot Tookie Hensley, 80, and her husband, Don, 84, were both killed in the crash, along with fellow aviator Dr. Pamela Bird, 59. While the cause of the crash remains under investigation, the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office is still working to provide some sense of closure for the families of those that perished. The remains of the deceased have been turned over to the coroner’s office and are being examined. According to the sheriff’s office, investigators with their officer were at the site when the wreckage was removed from the mountain top. The investigators were able to thoroughly examine the areas underneath the heavy wreckage. Additional evidence was recovered before and after the aircraft was removed, according to a sheriff’s office spokesperson.  “Our ultimate goal is to provide as much information and closure for the families as possible,” said Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler. The preliminary report from the NTSB shows that the aircraft went down near the ridgeline of the Round Top Mountain at an elevation of 5.226 feet, about 3.5 miles northeast of the city of Hope, on Oct. 8 shortly after 8 a.m. The flight had originated from an airstrip at the Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center in Sagle, Idaho and was en route to North Dakota and then onto Maine, where the three were suppose to enjoy a lobster dinner in the ocean-side village of Bar Harbor. They were then expected to fly down the eastern seaboard with a final destination in Florida. Flying across the country in small aircraft is nothing new for the Hensleys or Bird. They routinely participated in cross-country aviation competitions. Tookie Hensley was the proprietor of Tookie’s Flying Service, at Eagle Airport in Mohave Valley, which offered, among other things, flying lessons for those seeking their pilots license.