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July 23, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Pilot dies after helicopter crashes near Wenatchee

A pilot died after he crashed a helicopter in the Wenatchee area, according to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff John Wisemore said the pilot was the only one aboard the helicopter. The crash occurred after 2 p.m. Wednesday in Wenatchee for unknown reasons, said Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration in Renton. The aircraft, a Bell…

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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 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Hospital: Injured helicopter-crash victim improving

Richard Newman, the 38-year-old Seattle man who suffered severe burns after a KOMO-TV helicopter crashed and fell on his car Tuesday morning, is “improving, conscious and breathing on his own,” according to officials at Harborview Medical Center. Newman remains in serious condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit, spokeswoman Susan Gregg wrote in a Wednesday…

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February 16, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Fake deputy runs from real deputy, eludes search by copter and K-9

A man posing as a King County sheriff’s deputy in unincorporated Renton bolted when spotted by a real deputy Friday night, eluding a search that included the sheriff’s helicopter and a tracking K-9. The imposter, wearing a navy colored T-shirt that said “SHERIFF,’ told residents of an apartment complex that he was looking for an auto-theft suspect. But to…

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October 18, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Helicopter makes ‘hard landing’ in Skagit County

SEDRO-WOOLLEY (AP) — A Skagit County sheriff’s officer says a helicopter made a “hard landing” Thursday night in a field north of Sedro-Woolley, but the man and woman aboard suffered only bruises. KOMO-TV reports that sheriff’s officers and Skagit County firefighters responded. Sheriff’s Sgt. Annette Lindquist says the pilot and passenger refused medical attention.

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