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February 26, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Plane piloted by Friday Harbor man found off California coast

The Associated Press OCEANO, Calif. — Wreckage believed to be from a small airplane that crashed off the Central California coast has been found. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department says  a dive team Sunday located a debris field including a wing and fuselage. No human remains were found. Authorities have said they believe the pilot was …

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August 31, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Small plane crashes on San Juan Island; pilot, 76, seriously hurt

The Associated Press FRIDAY HARBOR – A light plane crash on San Juan Island in northwest Washington has critically injured the 76-year-old pilot. San Juan County Sheriff Rob Nou said the pilot, from Eastsound on Orcas Island, was trying to land on a grass airstrip Friday afternoon when he caught power lines with his landing gear as he…

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November 2, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Friday Harbor teen pleads guilty to killing mother

A 16-year-old Friday Harbor boy pleaded guilty today to killing his mother and setting fire to their home in April. Taylor Hammel pleaded guilty to first-degree murder/domestic violence in connection with the slaying of Sharon Hammel as well as first-degree arson. In April, San Juan County prosecutors filed the murder and arson charges in the juvenile…

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