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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1994 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a kid growing up in Woodland Hills, Richard Evan Anderson dreamed of being a jet pilot. He made his first solo flight even before getting his driver's license. He took jobs washing planes, sweeping up hangars and pumping jet fuel just to be near the jets he loved. Last week, Anderson and another pilot were killed when the private jet they were flying for the military developed engine problems and crashed into a Fresno apartment complex.
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December 15, 1994 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A private jet on a military training mission over Central California crashed on a Fresno street and careened into a crowded apartment complex Wednesday, spewing gas and flames in a two-block-long path of destruction that claimed at least three lives and injured at least 15. Rescue workers scouring the scene found body parts, scorched metal and 20 burned-out cars in a poor section of southeast Fresno. They continued to search for more fatalities.
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September 26, 1994 | From Associated Press
A light plane made an emergency landing on a residential street, clipping utility wires and a few tall trees before it came to a halt with two injured Orange residents inside. Rick Reed, a spokesman for the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services, told KCBS radio that it was "a miracle" no one on the ground was injured in Sunday's incident in which the plane's windshield and nose were damaged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1994 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Private memorial services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at the Marine Corps Air Station chapel for three Marine helicopter pilots and the wife of one of them, all of whom died Monday in a Truckee plane crash. The four victims were identified by the Marines and Nevada County sheriff's office as: Lt. Francisco F. Palacios Jr., 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Lt. Paul L. Storms, 28, of Pensacola, Fla.; Lt. Vincent M. Correal, 27, of Carlisle, Pa.
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September 8, 1994 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This town of Russian Baptists on a bend of the Sacramento River has kept its porch light burning for 32 years, captive to a mystery. On a cloudless day in July, 1962, three young emigres from Bryte boarded a tiny plane bound for a Billy Graham revival in Fresno, 180 miles away. They never returned. It was Cold War summer, the Bay of Pigs a fresh wound and the Cuban missile crisis only months away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1994 | From staff and wire service reports
One of four victims who died when a single-engine Cessna crashed on takeoff was identified Tuesday as Vincent M. Correal, a Marine pilot stationed at the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station. Correal, originally from Carlisle, Pa., was identified by his mother, Paula Correal, who is Carlisle justice of the peace. She said one of the other three people who died in Monday's crash was Correal's fiancee. The couple had planned to marry Dec. 31, she said. The identities of the other two are unknown.
NEWS
September 7, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
One of four victims who died when a single-engine Cessna crashed on takeoff was identified Tuesday as Vincent M. Correal, a Marine stationed at the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station. Correal, a Marine pilot, was from Carlisle, Pa., and was identified by his mother, Paula Correal. She said the other three victims who died in Monday's crash included Correal's fiancee, but she did not disclose her name. The couple had planned to marry Dec. 31, she said.
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September 6, 1994 | From Times staff and wire reports
Eight people, two of them children, were killed in crashes of light planes at two rural Northern California airports Monday. Two adults and two children died when the engine on their small plane stalled just after takeoff from a small airstrip in the Shelter Cove coastal resort area, about 170 miles north of San Francisco. Witnesses told authorities the plane had just taken off over the ocean when it "circled back, then all of a sudden . . .
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August 8, 1994 | Associated Press
A single-engine plane crashed Sunday on U.S. 101, killing all four occupants and knocking out power to 11,000 people in the area. Motorists called 911 from cellular phones just after 12:06 a.m. to report a flash of light from the plane's collision with power lines, said California Highway Patrol dispatcher Jenny Keith. Debris from the plane hit a pickup truck, but its occupant was not injured, Keith said. No other vehicles were hit.
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March 18, 1994 | Associated Press
Air Force experts are checking for radioactive contamination at the site where a plane carrying an atomic bomb crashed in 1950. Scientists began collecting soil, water and vegetation samples for testing this week where the B-29 went down, killing 12 people and injuring 60 others. The area is 50 miles northeast of San Francisco. The Air Force confirmed last month that the plane had been on a secret mission and carried an atomic bomb, with its nuclear core removed but containing depleted uranium.
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