November 1, 1999 |
The EgyptAir 767 that plunged six miles into the ocean off Nantucket Island on Sunday rolled off Boeing Co.'s assembly line immediately before another 767 jetliner that crashed eight years ago in a Thailand jungle. Both planes were completed just days before Boeing's aircraft assemblers went on strike, complaining of fatigue because they were forced to work too much overtime.
November 26, 1999 |
The FBI is vigorously investigating the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 even though the National Transportation Safety Board continues to have the lead role in the probe, according to federal law enforcement officials.
November 2, 1999 |
Searchers scouring the sea for debris from EgyptAir Flight 990 discovered a "significant piece" of the aircraft Monday and detected a faint pinging, likely from a flight recorder. They also found smaller parts of the plane, fragmented human remains, clothing, passports and a teddy bear.
July 31, 1999 |
The wreckage of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s single-engine aircraft shows no evidence so far that it experienced a fire, in-flight breakup or engine problems before it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean and killed Kennedy and two others July 16, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement issued Friday.
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.