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July 28, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The April 8 crash of the Marine Corps' new V-22 Osprey aircraft in Arizona that killed 19 Marines was caused by "human factors," investigators said, primarily pointing to the pilot's rapid descent and slow engine speed, which caused the plane to stall and veer out of control. Moreover, the pilot of a second V-22 that was flying ahead of the doomed aircraft contributed to the fiery crash, investigators said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2006 | Steve Hymon and Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writers
The ski patrol had been at work since first light, inspecting Mammoth Mountain's reopened runs after a week of heavy snow and blustery winds. By midmorning Thursday, seven of them had set to work digging out a nearly buried fence erected to keep skiers away from one of the mountain's dangerous volcanic vents. Suddenly, the snow beneath them gave way. Two of the ski patrollers dropped into a 21-foot maw filled with deadly carbon dioxide fumes and landed on the ground, trapped in a deep hollow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2008 | Rene Lynch, Times Staff Writer
It was a question that many were thinking, but no one dared ask. When Christopher Laurie, son of Harvest Christian Fellowship leader Greg Laurie, was killed in a car crash July 24, the first order of business was tending to the family -- particularly Christopher's wife, Brittany, who is due to give birth later this year, and their young daughter, Stella. Sooner or later, though, someone would have to raise the issue: What about the Harvest Crusade?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2000
A 6-week-old girl died Saturday night after she was mauled by the family's dog, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The attack occurred in the girl's home in the 15500 block of Fellowship Street in Valinda, an unincorporated area between La Puente and West Covina, Deputy Cruz Solis said. An uncle baby-sitting the newborn left the child on a bed unattended while he went to the kitchen to prepare a bottle for her, Solis said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1996 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The message on a pillow in the bedroom she shared with her late rock star husband now serves only to mock Troy Nowell. "Grow Old With Me," reads the stitched lettering. "The Best Is Yet to Be." The former Troy denDekker was married only seven days before Bradley Nowell, her 28-year-old husband and the creative force behind the Long Beach-based punk-ska band Sublime, died of a heroin overdose May 25 in a San Francisco motel room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1999 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The accidental shooting death of a young Newport Beach entrepreneur 3 1/2 years ago was traumatic enough for his parents, but the fact that his body was hidden in a basement for several days added anguish to their suffering. "The vision of our dear son lying dead and helpless in that basement has haunted us to this day," said David Wilk, stepfather of Tyler Hutchinson. Amid grief-related medical problems and therapy sessions, David and Terryle Wilk sought help from state legislators. State Sen.
NEWS
July 16, 1990 | JANET RAE-DUPREE and EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As lightning lacerated the darkening sky over Mt. Whitney and thunderclaps started a deafening roll, the 13 hikers saw the old stone hut with its corrugated metal roof as a welcome refuge from the drenching downpour. It nearly became their tomb. "I was sitting on the floor, my back against one of the walls," said Edward (E.J.) Wueherer, a hiker from Tehachapi. "All of a sudden I saw this flash and I felt this jolt like on my funny bone, and my toe started burning.
NEWS
March 13, 1992 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The shooting death Wednesday night of 4-year-old Tiffany Dailey was one of those terrifying and senseless accidents that can punish a parent for a lifetime. While in the care of a teen-age sibling, Tiffany and her 6-year-old sister stumbled upon their father's loaded rifle, hidden behind the living room couch. The 6-year-old lifted the rifle and somehow managed to pull the trigger. A bullet pierced Tiffany's skull, police said, killing her immediately.
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