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November 12, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Pilot error cited in fatal plane crash that killed ex-Microsoft exec

William “Bill” V. Henningsgaard   The Associated Press EAST HAVEN, Conn. — Federal investigators say pilot error in windy conditions caused a plane to crash in Connecticut last year, killing four people including two children in a home that was struck. The National Transportation Safety Board report last month says former Microsoft executive Bill Henningsgaard of Medina,…


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July 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

NTSB says several errors led to Skagit River bridge collapse

The Associated Press OLYMPIA —Insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in last year’s Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle, which sent two cars into a river below, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The I-5 bridge collapsed over the…


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March 22, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Saturday Memo: Traffic troubles … No July 4 Sasquatch! … Zags prepare for Arizona

Weather: In the 50s, some showers later. National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Stretches of Highway 99, Interstate 5, I-405, and some major Seattle streets are partly or fully closed for road work this weekend. It’s likely to be tough going. For example, until 7 p.m. today, the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Highway 99 is closed in…


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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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