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July 8, 2014 at 10:59 AM

CWU aviation professor survives deadly midair crash in Idaho

The Associated Press CASCADE, Idaho  — The surviving pilot of a deadly midair collision involving two small private planes in central Idaho is an aviation professor at Central Washington University. Authorities say 52-year-old Amy Hoover of Ellensburg landed her plane in a grassy area after the Monday morning collision about 30 miles east of Cascade. The other…

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June 5, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Thursday Memo: 2 die in plane crash … Death with Dignity … Withholding facts on oil trains

Fatal plane crash: We hope to have more today on the crash of a WWII-era plane that killed two men yesterday near Buckley. Mountain rescue: Likewise, we’re keeping tabs on the woman who fell and was injured while climbing Mount Stuart yesterday. Death with Dignity: More than 100 people died last…

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June 4, 2014 at 4:33 PM

2 people confirmed dead in plane crash near Buckley

Two people were killed when a World War II-era small plane crashed in a wooded area in Buckley this afternoon, according to East Pierce Fire and Rescue. Officials responded to reports of a plane down in the 25800 block of 96th Street East around 3:30 p.m, East Pierce spokeswoman Dina Sutherland said. Units reported two fatalities when they arrived at the scene….

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June 2, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Seattle girl, Oregon pilot die in plane crash

TOLEDO, Ore. (AP) — The small plane crash in Toledo killed the 51-year-old pilot from Newport and a 4-year-old girl from Seattle. The girl’s mother survived. KGW reports the family was traveling Saturday from Newport to Seattle when the plane went down in the parking lot at the Georgia-Pacific paper mill. Police say Douglas Nebert…

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May 28, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Bodies of Seattle man, brother recovered from Wyo. plane crash

The Associated Press CODY, Wyo. — A rescue team has recovered the bodies of two brothers whose small plane crashed into a mountain near Yellowstone National Park three weeks ago. The bodies of 86-year-old Ward H. Zimmerman, 86,  of Seattle,  and  Robert L. Zimmerman, 84,  of Huntsville, Ala.  were airlifted off Howell Mountain on Tuesday…

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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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January 20, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Pilot injured in crash of small plane in Poulsbo

The pilot of a single-engine airplane was injured when the aircraft crashed this afternoon in Poulsbo. The plane crashed in a clear cut field off of Noll Road Northeast and Northeast Lincoln Road. The pilot was initially unconscious, but awakened and called 911 around 3:30 p.m., according to the North Kitsap Herald. There were no passengers in the plane. The pilot was extracted from…

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October 28, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Pilot killed, woman escapes as plane crashes into Oregon home

The Associated Press MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — Authorities say a pilot whose plane crashed into the side of a house in Oregon has died, but a woman inside the dwelling was able to escape without injuries. The McMinnville Police Department says the crash occurred Monday afternoon, southwest of Portland. The first law-enforcement officers to arrive said the plane…

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August 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Plane flown by Medina man was upside down before Conn. crash

The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — The airplane that struck two Connecticut homes earlier this month, killing four people, including the Washington state man who was at the controls, was traveling upside-down as it sped nose-first toward the ground, according to a preliminary investigation report released this morning. The report by the National Transportation Safety Board does not reveal…

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August 9, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Former Microsoft executive, son dead in plane crash, report says

Former Microsoft Vice President Bill Henningsgaard was killed along with his son in a plane crash in New Haven, Conn., according to a report by The Daily Astorian, which cited Astoria, Ore., Mayor Willis Van Dusen as its source of the news. When reached by phone, Henningsgaard’s brother, Astoria City Attorney Blair Henningsgaard, said he hadn’t received official…

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