Education battle tops Idaho news stories for 2012 - Article Photos 11/15

The National Transportation Safety Board conducts an initial aircraft layout examination of the wreckage of a Lancair experimental aircraft that crashed on Friday, inside a hangar at the Boise Airport on Saturday Feb. 4, 2012, in Boise, Idaho. The crash killed both the pilot and Micron CEO Steve Appleton. Appleton, who had a reputation as a hard-driving daredevil, was known for takings risks in stunt piloting and he survived a similar crash eight years earlier. Micron colleagues said that same energy and drive helped establish the Idaho company's place on the world stage as one of the leaders in memory-chip production. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Joe Jaszewski, Pool) MANDATORY CREDIT