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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.
April 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
Two flight crewmen were killed Wednesday when their F-111 fighter-bomber crashed in war games on the Nellis Air Force Base bombing range, Air Force officials said. The crewmen's names were withheld pending notification of relatives. Their jet crashed about 4:30 p.m. on the range north of Las Vegas, said Air Force Maj. Victor Andrijauskas. The crewmen were assigned to a unit operating out of Lakenheath, England, and were participating in Red Flag training exercises.
February 6, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
There were a few tense moments Sunday as the Nevada Las Vegas basketball team flew home after its 99-98 Big West Conference loss at UC Irvine Saturday night. The team's America West Flight 573 lost cabin pressure midway through the flight followed by severe, but brief, vibrations and a loss of altitude. Some passengers complained of a shortness of breath, severe ear pressure and hearing problems. But others didn't notice anything.
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