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February 10, 2015 at 1:54 PM

Sheriff’s office: Pilot OK after small plane crashes near Hood Canal

The pilot was able to walk away from the crash of his small plane on the beach of Hood Canal. (Mason County Sheriff’s Office photo) A small plane has crashed on the beach of Hood Canal, according to tweets from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. The pilot appears to only have minor injuries after a hard…

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January 29, 2015 at 5:53 AM

Search continues for plane that crashed, sank in Hood Canal

The Associated Press SEABECK, Wash. — A Pierce County dive team used sonar and robotic vehicles Wednesday to search for the wreckage of a plane that crashed Monday into Hood Canal near Seabeck. The Kitsap Sun reports the plane sank in several hundred feet of water and is too deep for divers and likely won’t be recovered. Searchers…

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January 27, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Pilot killed in Hood Canal crash identified

The family of a Fox Island man has been notified by the Coast Guard that it is believed he was killed Monday when his plane crashed into Hood Canal, a relative said. Neither the body of Robert Alexander Jr., 65, nor the plane have been recovered from the water near Seabeck, where the depth is around…

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January 26, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Debris found in search for missing plane in Hood Canal

The Associated Press UPDATE, 9:05 a.m. | Officials have not yet officially identified the pilot lost when a small plane crashed Monday in Hood Canal. The Coast Guard says it has notified the pilot’s family, but it is not releasing his name. The Federal Aviation Administration says the only missing aircraft in the area is an RV7. That’s…

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December 17, 2014 at 6:55 AM

1 man killed, 1 hurt in NW Montana plane crash

The Associated Press POLSON, Mont. —Authorities have identified the pilot killed in a plane crash in northwest Montana as 33-year-old Brett Thoft, of Wasilla, Alaska. In addition, a passenger injured in the crash was identified as Tim Schauss, of Lake County. He is listed in critical condition at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. The small plane crashed in Lake…

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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 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

National Weather Service forecast 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…

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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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