May 14, 1996 |
The picture has been there for the last five years, amid the ever-changing kindergarten art that adorns Kelly Kruse's refrigerator door. Kind of strange, really, as Kruse now admits, but the frozen moment from a postgame reception at the University of Notre Dame features Kelly and her sister Laura with their arms draped over the solid shoulders of football player Rodney Culver.
May 14, 1996 |
Candalyn Kubeck never would have wanted to be remembered this way. An avid flier, whose grandfather piloted biplanes in the 1920s, she began taking lessons as a teenager, eventually logging nearly 9,000 hours in the air. By the time she was hired by ValuJet in 1993, she believed that her accomplishments spoke for themselves, regardless of the fact that she was among that rare 2.5% of commercial pilots who just happen not to be male.
July 7, 1996 |
A Delta jet engine blew apart and ripped into the cabin packed with holiday travelers as the plane sped down a runway Saturday, killing a mother and son and forcing the pilot to abort takeoff. Delta Flight 1288 was headed to Atlanta carrying its capacity of 142 passengers and five crew members, said Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Atlanta. In addition to the fatalities, seven people were injured, at least one seriously.
October 31, 1989 |
A Navy pilot making his first landing attempt on an aircraft carrier was "low and slow" before his training jet crashed on the Lexington, killing him and four others, the ship's captain said Monday. The T-2 Buckeye slammed into the ship's island, cartwheeled across the deck and exploded in flames Sunday afternoon, Capt. C. Flack Logan said. Nineteen other people were injured. The pilot, Ens. Steven E. Pontell, 23, of Columbia, Md., was the only one aboard the two-seat trainer.
May 25, 1996 |
Two weeks after 110 people perished when ValuJet Flight 592 plunged into the Everglades, eight victims have been identified from fragmented remains recovered at the crash site. Using tattoos, scars, fingerprints, dental records and clothing described by relatives, Dade County Medical Examiner Roger E. Mittleman said Friday that he has been able to identify eight adults among the 105 passengers on the DC-9. The jetliner carried a crew of five.
July 26, 1996 |
Fifty-three coffins bearing the unidentified remains of people killed when ValuJet Flight 592 plunged into the Everglades will be buried next week in adjoining plots marked with a bronze plaque, officials said Thursday. All 110 people on the flight died when the jetliner crashed May 11. Only 57 bodies have been identified, and the 53 coffins represent one for each remaining victim.