Micron CEO dies in Idaho plane crash
February 3rd, 2012
04:11 PM ET

Micron CEO dies in Idaho plane crash

Micron CEO and chairman Steve Appleton died Friday morning in a small-plane crash in Boise.

Micron, a maker of semiconductors and flash memory, confirmed Appleton's death at age 51 in a press release that praised his "passion and energy."

Appleton (pictured) was flying a Lancair fixed-wing single-engine plane that crashed at 8:58 a.m. local time at Boise Airport, a spokeswoman for the airport told CNN's John Fricke. She could not confirm whether the accident took place at takeoff, landing or during flight.

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  1. Road warrior

    Heart and thoughts go out to family friends and co-workers

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