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Helicopter airlifts seaplane near Gold Bar, WA

(note: I originally reported that the helicopter in this video is a Chinook. Viewers have said it’s actually a CH-46 Sea Knight. Sorry for any confusion.) (Gold Bar, WA) An autumnal hike in Washington’s high-country can deliver blazing colors and surprise encounters with wildlife; maybe even a killer sunset. Thursday afternoon, a far less common site: A …

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Small plane crashes in Monroe after propeller reportedly falls off. Pilot escapes injury.

VIDEO AND PHOTOS (Monroe, WA)  An experimental airplane crashed during an attempted takeoff early this evening. According to a report on KOMOnews.com, the plane’s propeller came off during takeoff. The 50-year-old pilot reportedly escaped uninjured. According to the website aviationdb.com, the aircraft is registered to an owner in Duvall, WA. Beyond90Seconds.com reported live from the …

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“Fly At Your Own Risk” is excellent journalism

Earlier this week, I came across a very compelling story out of Canada. The headline: “Fly At Your Own Risk: Why is Transport Canada moving toward self-regulation for the country’s airlines?” I find that my mind keeps going back to reporter Carol Shaben’s story, featured in The Walrus magazine. So, I’ve decided to write a …

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