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December 5, 1987 | Associated Press
A small plane carrying 12 Americans on a safari to photograph gorillas slammed into a mountainside in northwestern Rwanda, killing the tourists and their Kenyan pilot, officials said Friday. Some of the passengers screamed and frantically threw their belongings out of the plane as it careened out of control before crashing about 4 p.m. local time Thursday, according to witnesses quoted by Rwanda's government-owned radio.
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May 28, 1994 | From Reuters
An empty champagne bottle lies in the yard and the smell of death lingers in Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana's home, where he died seven weeks ago when his plane crashed and plowed into his own back garden. Rebels have looted the president's bar of alcohol and taken most of his clothes. But the house is still packed with family belongings, documents and mementos of 17 years as supreme ruler, until faltering moves toward pluralism began in 1990.
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April 7, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
The presidents of Rwanda and Burundi were killed in a plane crash near this capital city's airport Wednesday as they flew back together from regional peace talks in Tanzania. Rwandan diplomats charged that the plane was shot down. Presidents Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and Cyprian Ntayamira of Burundi had been in Tanzania for a meeting of east-central African leaders seeking ways to end ethnic violence in the two countries.
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April 9, 1994 | MELISSA HEALY and TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As bloody chaos engulfed Rwanda's capital and fighting swirled around the residence of the American ambassador there, the Pentagon drafted plans Friday for an evacuation of Americans from the country if U.S. citizens are unable to leave. The commander of U.N. peacekeeping troops apparently negotiated at least a partial truce between some of the warring parties in Rwanda.
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December 7, 1987 | From Reuters
The bodies of 12 American tourists and a pilot who died when their light plane crashed in northwestern Rwanda have been buried at the town of Gisenyi, the U.S. Embassy said Sunday. Nine of the Americans came from Amarillo, Tex. They had been on safari, photographing wild gorillas in Zaire.
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May 28, 1994 | From Reuters
An empty champagne bottle lies in the yard and the smell of death lingers in Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana's home, where he died seven weeks ago when his plane crashed and plowed into his own back garden. Rebels have looted the president's bar of alcohol and taken most of his clothes. But the house is still packed with family belongings, documents and mementos of 17 years as supreme ruler, until faltering moves toward pluralism began in 1990.
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April 9, 1994 | MELISSA HEALY and TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As bloody chaos engulfed Rwanda's capital and fighting swirled around the residence of the American ambassador there, the Pentagon drafted plans Friday for an evacuation of Americans from the country if U.S. citizens are unable to leave. The commander of U.N. peacekeeping troops apparently negotiated at least a partial truce between some of the warring parties in Rwanda.
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April 8, 1994 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marauding presidential guards terrorized tiny, crowded, hapless Rwanda and killed its prime minister and almost a dozen Belgian peacekeepers Thursday in a chaotic, murderous frenzy of revenge for the deaths of two Central African presidents. Shortly before she was hunted down, Rwandan Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana told Radio France International: "There is shooting. People are being terrorized. People are inside their homes lying on the floor.
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April 8, 1994 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marauding presidential guards terrorized tiny, crowded, hapless Rwanda and killed its prime minister and almost a dozen Belgian peacekeepers Thursday in a chaotic, murderous frenzy of revenge for the deaths of two Central African presidents. Shortly before she was hunted down, Rwandan Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana told Radio France International: "There is shooting. People are being terrorized. People are inside their homes lying on the floor.
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April 7, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
The presidents of Rwanda and Burundi were killed in a plane crash near this capital city's airport Wednesday as they flew back together from regional peace talks in Tanzania. Rwandan diplomats charged that the plane was shot down. Presidents Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and Cyprian Ntayamira of Burundi had been in Tanzania for a meeting of east-central African leaders seeking ways to end ethnic violence in the two countries.
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December 7, 1987 | From Reuters
The bodies of 12 American tourists and a pilot who died when their light plane crashed in northwestern Rwanda have been buried at the town of Gisenyi, the U.S. Embassy said Sunday. Nine of the Americans came from Amarillo, Tex. They had been on safari, photographing wild gorillas in Zaire.
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December 5, 1987 | Associated Press
A small plane carrying 12 Americans on a safari to photograph gorillas slammed into a mountainside in northwestern Rwanda, killing the tourists and their Kenyan pilot, officials said Friday. Some of the passengers screamed and frantically threw their belongings out of the plane as it careened out of control before crashing about 4 p.m. local time Thursday, according to witnesses quoted by Rwanda's government-owned radio.
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