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February 5, 1991 | Reuters
The Defense Department on Monday identified seven American servicemen who were killed in two separate air crashes Sunday during Gulf War missions. Three were Air Force officers killed when their B-52 crashed in the Indian Ocean near Diego Garcia when they were returning from a bombing mission. They were Capt. Jeffry Jon Olson, 27, of Grand Forks, N.D.; 1st Lt. Eric D. Hedeen, 27, of Malaga, Wash., and 1st. Lt. Jorge I. Arteaga of Trumbull, Conn. The three other crew members were rescued.
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February 5, 1991 | Reuters
The Defense Department on Monday identified seven American servicemen who were killed in two separate air crashes Sunday during Gulf War missions. Three were Air Force officers killed when their B-52 crashed in the Indian Ocean near Diego Garcia when they were returning from a bombing mission. They were Capt. Jeffry Jon Olson, 27, of Grand Forks, N.D.; 1st Lt. Eric D. Hedeen, 27, of Malaga, Wash., and 1st. Lt. Jorge I. Arteaga of Trumbull, Conn. The three other crew members were rescued.
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January 30, 1988 | Associated Press
Searchers using U.S. Navy scanning equipment have located wreckage of a South African Airways jumbo jet deep in the Indian Ocean two months after it crashed, killing 159 people, authorities said Friday. The broken fuselage of the Boeing 747 was found Thursday at a depth of 14,400 feet, the U.S. Embassy said. The discovery raised hope of finding the plane's flight data and cockpit voice recorders, which may hold important clues to the cause of the crash.
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January 30, 1988 | Associated Press
Searchers using U.S. Navy scanning equipment have located wreckage of a South African Airways jumbo jet deep in the Indian Ocean two months after it crashed, killing 159 people, authorities said Friday. The broken fuselage of the Boeing 747 was found Thursday at a depth of 14,400 feet, the U.S. Embassy said. The discovery raised hope of finding the plane's flight data and cockpit voice recorders, which may hold important clues to the cause of the crash.
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November 29, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A South African Airways jumbo jet with 160 people aboard plunged into the Indian Ocean off the island of Mauritius on Saturday shortly after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit, officials said. Search planes reported no sign of survivors. The Boeing 747 bound for Johannesburg crashed 175 miles northeast of Mauritius 10 minutes before it was scheduled to land in the island nation off the southeast coast of Africa after a 5,000-mile flight from Taiwan. The passengers came from 11 countries.
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November 29, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A South African Airways jumbo jet with 160 people aboard plunged into the Indian Ocean off the island of Mauritius on Saturday shortly after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit, officials said. Search planes reported no sign of survivors. The Boeing 747 bound for Johannesburg crashed 175 miles northeast of Mauritius 10 minutes before it was scheduled to land in the island nation off the southeast coast of Africa after a 5,000-mile flight from Taiwan. The passengers came from 11 countries.
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