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.
November 1, 1999 |
The EgyptAir jetliner that crashed Sunday "was completely perfect" when he flew it across country to Los Angeles on Saturday before it headed back to New York, a veteran pilot said. Gamal Arram, who frequently piloted the Flight 990 aircraft between Cairo and Los Angeles, also said in an interview that the airline was not operating under any special security alert when the Boeing 767 departed Los Angeles on Saturday evening.
November 3, 1999 |
The picture showed a young man, slender, dark-haired, smiling. It was all he had left of his brother, said 37-year-old Sayed Hussein. That, and the memory of the hug he and Ismail shared at LAX Saturday evening as the 32-year-old baby of the Hussein family boarded EgyptAir Flight 990 for the long trip home. For the last 5 1/2 months, the brothers roomed together at Sayed's place in Laguna Beach. But Ismail, a car dealer in Giza, grew restless. "He was homesick.
October 2, 1987 |
An air traffic controller has been relieved of duty after a Boston-bound passenger jet he was guiding flew too close to a military jet, Federal Aviation Administration officials said Thursday. The unidentified controller "will have to be recertified through academic and on-the-job retraining and under the close supervision of his supervisor before he can return to work," FAA spokesman Michael Ciccarelli said.