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March 12, 2013 at 11:27 AM

NTSB continues probe of fatal Eastside plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board is continuing to investigate a plane crash that killed an Eastside man on Saturday.

Jay Uusitalo, 45, of Redmond, was flying his single-engine Maule M-5 when he crashed into a home in the 23000 block of Northeast 144th Street, in unincorporated King County, just before 3 p.m., according to the King County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Uusitalo’s teenage nephew, the only other passenger in the four-seat plane, survived and was taken to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West.

Two teenage boys who were inside the house with the crash occurred were not hurt, said West.

According to his Facebook page, Uusitalo studied at the University of California, Berkeley. He is originally from Napa, Calif.

 

 

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