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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 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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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 7:55 AM

2 die in news helicopter crash at KOMO-TV

UPDATE: All further updates on the crash can be found here. PREVIOUS POST:  At least two people died this morning when a KOMO-TV helicopter crashed on the street outside Fisher Plaza. The two who died were on the helicopter, according to Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. The helicopter, which apparently was taking off, dropped to…

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August 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM

KOMO-TV anchor Kathi Goertzen returns to hospital after “setback”

Longtime KOMO-TV anchor Kathi Goertzen has returned to the intensive care unit at a regional hospital after suffering a “setback” in her 14-year struggle with brain tumors. On its website, the station announced that Goertzen had returned to a hospital and “would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.” Goertzen, 54, has had at least nine surgeries and…

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