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March 19, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Massive damage complicates helicopter crash investigation

This post is from staff reporter Mike Baker Federal investigators began the process Wednesday of deconstructing a Seattle news helicopter that tumbled to the ground during takeoff in a fiery, fatal crash on Tuesday. Dennis Hogenson, an official with the National Transportation Safety Board, said crews were still considering all scenarios in the crash, which left…

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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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