November 18, 1999 |
Gamil Batouty was affluent, affable and not deeply religious. Although a practicing Muslim, he was known to take a drink of alcohol occasionally, dance and "do what a man does." He pampered his children, and he especially cherished the daughter who came to him late in life. That was the portrait that emerged from children, relatives and neighbors Wednesday of the man who has been identified by U.S.
May 22, 1987 |
A plane that dented a car roof as it landed has prompted town selectmen to order stop signs installed on the road at the end of an airport runway. The stop signs are aimed at forcing motorists to look around for low-flying aircraft landing at the Great Barrington Airport, Selectman Edward Morehouse said after a meeting this week of the Board of Selectmen. No injuries were reported in the April 29 incident, in which a twin-engine plane brushed a passing car.
November 17, 1999 |
Bowing to the objections of the Egyptian government, U.S. safety officials on Tuesday delayed turning over the crash investigation of EgyptAir 990 to the FBI, even as the probe itself was focusing on Gamil Batouty, one of the plane's co-pilots. Law enforcement officials believe that he was at the controls as the craft began its fateful dive in the early morning hours of Oct. 31.
November 20, 1999 |
In his strongest terms to date, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday that the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 "might be the result of a deliberate act," but he also lashed out at the media for "a virtual cyclone of speculation" about a possible suicide mission by one of the pilots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1999 |
When an EgyptAir Boeing 767 plunged into the Atlantic on Oct. 31, killing all 217 peopleaboard, the tragedy was felt profoundly by two nations--Egypt and the United States. A number of Southern Californians lost loved ones in the flight, which originated in Los Angeles. Among those here who mourned passenger Mourad Moneer Yassa were his wife, Eatdal Nakhla, and their daughter, Golen, 9. Yassa and his wife came to Southern California two years ago and lived in a Lakewood apartment.
November 9, 1999 |
Sixty Egyptians whose relatives were killed in the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 returned to Cairo on Monday from the United States, saying they had lost hope of finding the bodies of their loved ones. The family members flew aboard an EgyptAir flight from New York. They were the last of the Egyptian victims' relatives who had gathered in Rhode Island while search teams scoured the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean for the remains of the Oct. 31 crash.
July 23, 1999 |
If you dare to raise questions about any of this, you're immediately branded a heartless, soulless, mindless cretin. However . . . Now that John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife and sister-in-law have been buried at sea on live television--delivered there Thursday like heads of state and eulogized by somber celebrity anchors against a medley of chopper pictures from the heavens and file footage of a toddling John-John--doesn't this set a precedent?
November 11, 1999 |
The roller-coaster death plunge of EgyptAir Flight 990 apparently began as a "controlled descent" in the course of an otherwise routine flight, federal investigators said Wednesday. The initial information from the Boeing 767's battered flight data recorder intensified the urgency of finding the second of the plane's two "black boxes," still on the bottom of the Atlantic.
November 21, 1999 |
The suspicious words "I made my decision now" are not on the cockpit voice recorder of EgyptAir Flight 990 after all, a government official said. On Wednesday, a federal law enforcement official said that just before the autopilot was turned off and the Boeing 767's fatal dive began, the crew member in the co-pilot's seat was recorded as saying: "I made my decision now. I put my faith in God's hands."
November 5, 1999 |
They call them "black boxes." Actually, they're painted orange, because that makes them easier to find. The two recording devices, each about the size of a rural mailbox, often provide vital information for investigators attempting to determine the circumstances and cause of an airplane crash like the one that claimed 217 lives off Nantucket Island on Sunday.