Micron CEO Steve Appleton dies in small airplane crash at Boise Airport

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Micron CEO Steve Appleton dies in small airplane crash at Boise Airport

- Idaho Statesman

Published: 02/03/12


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The wreckage of a Lancair experimental aircraft that crashed at the Boise Airport Friday morning. The pilot of the plane died in the crash






Fire crews are investigating a small plane crash at the Boise Airport that resulted in the death of Micron CEO Steve Appleton around 9 a.m. Friday.
Appleton was the only person in the plane, according to Boise Airport reports and Micron reports. A news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Appleton was 51.
"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Appleton, Micron Chairman and CEO, passed away this morning in a small plane accident in Boise," the company's board of directors said in a news release. "Our hearts go out to his wife, Dalynn, his children and his family during this tragic time."
"Steve's passion and energy left an indelible mark on Micron, the Idaho community and the technology industry at large."
Ada County dispatchers say reports came in of a small plane, with one person on board, on fire before it landed near an airport runway.
The plane, a Lancair experimental aircraft, went down between two runways. The Lancair is a single-engine prop plane.
Information on what happened is not yet available, but fire crews did have to extinguish the wreckage.
The airport is still open and planes are still able to use a different runway to take off and land, officials say. National Transportation Safety Board officials are at the crash site.
Check back at Idahostatesman.com later for updates.

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gleet

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"Steve's passion and energy left an indelible mark on Micron, the Idaho community, the technology industry at large, and a grass strip between two runways."
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Lord Zero

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I guess Micron needed to get rid of Steve Appleton.