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August 11, 1992 | Associated Press
An Air Force F-15E fighter jet crashed in the Nevada desert northeast of Las Vegas on Monday, killing both fliers on board, officials here said. A helicopter from Nellis' 66th Air Rescue Squadron flew to the crash site, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, where officials confirmed that the crash killed the pilot and the electronic systems operator, Maj. Greg Kreis said. The fliers were assigned to the 57th Fighter Wing at Nellis.
July 23, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A private plane carrying a Lake Forest couple plummeted hundreds of feet when the engine quit as they were approaching a Las Vegas airport, the pilot and authorities said. Twelve-year pilot Rocco DeRobertis and Patricia DeRobertis were taken from McCarran International Airport to University Medical Center in Las Vegas with minor injuries after the 11:55 a.m. crash, an airport spokesman said.
January 15, 1992 | From Associated Press
Authorities on Tuesday identified the seven Southern California residents who were killed in a weekend plane crash minutes after takeoff from Las Vegas. The Clark County coroner's office identified the victims as George Derenia, 57, of Palos Verdes Estates; Dennis Derenia, 37, of Lomita; Phyllis Rose, 69, of El Toro; Brad Rose, 34, of El Toro; Carol Hubbell, 38, of El Toro; Nancy Osten, 33, of Newport Beach, and Susan Love, 58, Torrance.
A Lake Forest woman and two of her grown children, both from Orange County, were among seven people identified Tuesday as victims of a weekend plane crash after her annual birthday trek to Las Vegas. Federal aviation authorities worked Tuesday to determine what caused the private plane to fall 4,000 feet shortly after takeoff and crash into the foothills of Mt. Potosi, 12 miles southwest of Las Vegas. The twin-engine plane, scheduled to land at Torrance Municipal Airport at 8 p.m.
January 14, 1992 | From Associated Press
Authorities said they may be able to confirm today the number of people killed in the fiery crash of a private plane en route from Las Vegas to Southern California. Seven people were believed killed based on evidence at the scene and contact with friends and relatives of those apparently on the plane, Ron Flud, Clark County coroner, said Monday afternoon. "We just won't know for sure until we check dental records, etc.," Flud said. Flud said the victims were all adults.
December 11, 1991 | Associated Press
A plane carrying five people back from a sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon went down Tuesday night in an area where rain and snow were reported, authorities said. It was unclear if the plane, a twin-engine Piper Navajo Chieftain, had crashed or made a safe landing after it disappeared from radar screens at about 4 p.m. Signals were picked up from the plane's emergency locater transmitter, said Karen Whitney, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service. Crews were searching the Mt.
September 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
Lieutenant governor candidate Sue Wagner and state treasurer candidate Bob Seale were injured in a plane crash Monday on the eve of Nevada's primary election. Seale's wife was believed killed. Churchill County Sheriff Bill Lawry said the Republican candidates, both of Reno, were among five people aboard a twin-engine Cessna 411 that crashed shortly after takeoff from the Fallon, Nev., municipal airport, about 60 miles east of here. Sources said Seale's wife, Judy, was killed in the crash.
July 2, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A Southern California pilot escaped serious injury when his small plane crashed about a mile short of the runway at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport. The plane skidded across vacant lots and halted about 20 feet from a concrete wall. Authorities said the pilot, Donald Morrill, 57, of Highland, near San Bernardino, radioed the tower that he was running low on fuel. He was hospitalized in stable condition with face and ankle injuries. The plane was flying from Utah to California.
September 16, 1989
Errol Roberson, a 49-year-old bush pilot from Warrenton, Ore., was killed at the 26th annual National Championship Air Races Friday at Reno when his Formula One airplane flew into a thermal whirlwind, disintegrated and crashed. Roberson's speed was estimated at between 250 and 260 m.p.h. Witnesses said one wing and the tail of the plane broke off in the air, and that the fuselage cartwheeled along the ground until only small pieces remained.
April 7, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two U.S. Air Force jet aircraft crewmen killed while flying simulated combat missions on the sprawling Nellis Air Force Base gunnery range were identified Thursday as 1st Lt. Robert E. Boland Jr., the pilot, and Capt. James A. Gleason, weapons officer. The Air Force said Boland, 25, of Columbus, Miss., and Gleason, 32, of Dayton, Ohio, were participating in an exercise staged out of Nellis Air Force Base when their plane crashed Wednesday afternoon about 60 miles southeast of Tonopah.
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