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July 22, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Pilot injured in helicopter crash in Skagit County

Update at 2:44 p.m.: The helicopter that went down near Lake Larch this morning had been in two separate previous non-fatal accidents, according to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) records. The first accident occurred on Nov. 16, 1996, in Forks, when the Hughes 369D helicopter lost engine power during a logging operation and sustained substantial damage when…

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July 12, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Helicopter crash-lands in Puget Sound off Kingston

Update 6:55 p.m. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office has offered more details about Saturday’s helicopter crash near Kingston. There were three people, the male pilot and two women, aboard the helicopter that crashed into the Puget Sound. The pilot, a 79-year-old man from Kirkland, and a woman whose age and city of residence weren’t released were treated by medics on scene. The…

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March 21, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Man injured in helicopter crash undergoes surgery

The man injured Tuesday in the crash of KOMO-TV’s helicopter underwent his first surgery today. Richard Newman, a 38-year-old clinical-trials project manager at Genelex, had the first of what are expected to be multiple surgeries Friday, said Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg. Newman remains in serious condition in the hospital’s intensive-care unit. He has second- and…

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March 21, 2014 at 5:17 PM

NTSB: Tonight’s report to describe helicopter-crash video

Update| 9:08 p.m.: The report was just released, and details will be posted shortly on seattletimes.com. Original post: The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report on Tuesday’s KOMO-TV helicopter crash will include a description of surveillance footage showing the incident, according to a spokesman. The one-page report is scheduled to be released at 9 p.m. today. “We got a lot…

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March 20, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Man burned in helicopter crash remains in serious condition

The Associated Press A man who was burned when a helicopter crashed on his car in Seattle remains in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center. The hospital says 38-year-old Richard Newman of Seattle will need surgery for burns that covered nearly 20 percent of his body on his back and arms. The…

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March 19, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Massive damage complicates helicopter crash investigation

This post is from staff reporter Mike Baker Federal investigators began the process Wednesday of deconstructing a Seattle news helicopter that tumbled to the ground during takeoff in a fiery, fatal crash on Tuesday. Dennis Hogenson, an official with the National Transportation Safety Board, said crews were still considering all scenarios in the crash, which left…

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Comments | More in General news, Homepage, The Blotter | Topics: Bill Strothman, Gary Pfitzner, helicopter crash

March 19, 2014 at 7:02 AM

Wednesday Memo: Mammoth bone found … Oops, wrong car! … Arrest in North Bend attack

Another mammoth discovery … OK, it’s not a tusk, but what appears to be a Columbian mammoth bone was unearthed by a construction crew near Clarkston in far Eastern Washington last week. (Far east as in Asotin County on the border with Idaho, near Lewiston.) A mammoth tusk was found at a…

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March 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM

A list of previous news helicopter accidents in Washington state

Tuesday’s fatal crash of a KOMO-TV helicopter in Seattle isn’t the first time a news aircraft has crashed in Washington state. Here are some recent accidents: In November 1999, a KIRO-TV helicopter collided with a second chopper about 1,000 feet above Lake Union. Both aircraft landed safely, and no one was seriously injured. “The impact happened almost simultaneously,” Clark Stahl, who…

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March 18, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Murray says city will review rules on helicopter landing sites

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said this morning the city will review its rules for helicopter landing sites. The close proximity of several news stations and the heavy tourist traffic at the Seattle Center raise questions about safety. “It could have been much worse. It was a quiet day at the Center,” Murray said of this morning’s crash…

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