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Two Americans Killed in Small-Plane Crash

January 21, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A small plane crashed in Baja California, killing the two American tourists on board, the Mexican news agency Notimex reported.

Richard Ellery Thomas, 69, and Andir Rizk Maroun, 55, both of California, were killed after the Cessna plane in which they were traveling crashed near an airport in Los Barriles, the report said. Their hometowns were not given.

Maroun was piloting the plane, which took off Sunday morning, the report said. The plane was supposed to land at an airstrip at the Punta Pescadero hotel, but a hotel official said the plane was flying erratically and then crashed.

FOR THE RECORD
Los Angeles Times Wednesday January 23, 2002 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 A2 Desk 1 inches; 24 words Type of Material: Correction
Plane crash--Stories in the California section on Monday and Tuesday about a weekend plane crash in Baja California misspelled the name of Anoir Rizk, one of two men who died.

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