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Jury convicts buzz job pilot

Posted: Friday, Mar 21st, 2014

NEWPORT Photographic evidence and eyewitness testimony helped on Thursday to convict a former U.S. Army helicopter pilot of recklessly buzzing a charter boat in Yaquina Bay and beachcombers in Waldport.

Dean Edward Battersby, 65, was arrested in January and charged with eight counts of reckless endangerment, eight counts of menacing, three counts of operating an aircraft in a prohibited manner and one count of failure to appear. Battersby is a Lobster Valley resident whose home base was Newport Municipal Airport.

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