LEWISTON, Idaho -

A 29-year-old man died when the aircraft he was piloting crashed near a private landing strip south of Lewiston.

The Nez Perce County sheriff's office tells the Lewiston Tribune the victim was Bryce Winterbottom of Lewiston.

The single-seat aircraft crashed in a wheat field at about 8:15 a.m. Saturday. Winterbottom died at the scene.

Based on witness reports, the sheriff's office believes the plane crashed due to engine failure. A final determination has not been made.