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August 31, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The Pentagon has released the identities of the 13 U.S. Air Force members who were killed and the four injured in the C-5 cargo plane crash early Wednesday near Ramstein Air Base in West Germany. Killed were Maj. John M. Gordon, pilot; Maj. Richard W. Chase, pilot; Maj. Richard M. Price, pilot; Senior Master Sgt. Carpio Villarreal Jr., flight engineer; Master Sgt. Rosendo Herrera, flight engineer; Tech. Sgt. Daniel G. Perez, loadmaster; Tech. Sgt. Lonty A. Knutson, crew chief; Staff Sgt.
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September 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
With songs, prayers and tears, the families and friends of nine Air Force reservists killed in a military plane crash celebrated the airmen's lives Saturday. "Life was lost, but not in vain. It was given by volunteers who selflessly served the cause of peace and freedom in an unprecedented United Nations effort," Gen. Hansford T. Johnson told about 2,000 people. More than 300 relatives of the men attended the ceremony in a hangar at Kelly Air Force Base.
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October 25, 1988 | From Reuters
A pilot performing a solo maneuver with the Italian national aerobatic team caused the Ramstein air show disaster that killed 69 people, according to a report by a three-nation commission released Monday. The commissioners--from West Germany, Italy and the United States--cleared organizers at the U.S. air base in West Germany of negligence over security arrangements at the Aug. 28 show.
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September 3, 1990 | Associated Press
The body of an officer killed in the crash of an Air Force cargo jet in West Germany was flown here Sunday, the first victim of the accident to be returned to the United States. The remains of Capt. Bradley R. Schuldt of Arlington Heights, Ill., arrived at Dover Air Force Base on a C-5 cargo jet from Rhein Main Air Base near Frankfurt. Schuldt was among 13 Air Force personnel killed when their C-5 crashed shortly after takeoff from Ramstein Air Base on Wednesday. Four others were injured.
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September 1, 1988
About 10,000 people, including townspeople, family members, dignitaries and fellow aviators, crowded into a small church in Udine, Italy, for the funeral of the three Italian air force pilots killed in Sunday's air show disaster in Ramstein, West Germany. The coffins of Lt. Col. Mario Naldini, Lt. Col. Ivo Nutarelli and Capt. Giorgio Alessio were borne in a solemn procession through Udine, which is only 12 miles from the Rivolto air base, headquarters of Italy's Tricolor Arrows aerobatics team.
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December 13, 1988 | Associated Press
The United States, Britain and Canada agreed Monday to suspend all low-level military jet training over West Germany for the next three weeks "out of respect for the victims" of a fiery crash last week. The suspension, requested by the West German government after the Dec. 8 accident at Remscheid, will block military flight training below altitudes of about 10,700 feet. "The suspension will remain in effect until Jan.
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August 29, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
At least 46 people were killed and hundreds were injured Sunday afternoon when three Italian military jets collided and crashed during an aerobatic maneuver at an air show at the huge U.S. air base at Ramstein, West Germany. The disaster was the worst in air show history involving spectators, aviation experts said. The pilots of the three planes were among the dead in the fiery accident, which occurred directly in front of an estimated 300,000 people watching the show in a holiday atmosphere.
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January 8, 1990 | Reuters
All 400 passengers and crew members escaped unharmed Sunday when a Pakistani jumbo jet with burst tires made an emergency landing at the Frankfurt airport, officials said.
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August 30, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Defense Minister Rupert Scholz on Monday ordered all aerobatic flying at West German military air shows suspended as a result of the crash Sunday of an Italian stunt flying team that killed more than 40 people and injured several hundred. Scholz and U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Burt announced the cancellation of two military air displays scheduled for next month, one at the U.S. air base at Bitburg and the other at Lechberg in Bavaria. But Ambassador Burt, who visited a U.S.
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August 29, 1988 | Associated Press
The U.S. military has set up two special telephone numbers for people seeking information about possible victims of Sunday's air show crash. The numbers in West Germany, which must be preceded by an international dialing and country code, are (6371) 86-71-15 and (6371) 86-81-27.
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September 1, 1990 | United Press International
U.S. and West German officials Friday attended a memorial service for 13 American servicemen who died when a military plane helping transport supplies to the Persian Gulf crashed. The C-5A Galaxy plunged into woods Wednesday and burst into flames shortly after takeoff from the U.S. base at Ramstein. Officials said Friday the cause of the crash has not been established and that the investigation is continuing. Gen. Richard T. Swops of the U.S.
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August 31, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The Pentagon has released the identities of the 13 U.S. Air Force members who were killed and the four injured in the C-5 cargo plane crash early Wednesday near Ramstein Air Base in West Germany. Killed were Maj. John M. Gordon, pilot; Maj. Richard W. Chase, pilot; Maj. Richard M. Price, pilot; Senior Master Sgt. Carpio Villarreal Jr., flight engineer; Master Sgt. Rosendo Herrera, flight engineer; Tech. Sgt. Daniel G. Perez, loadmaster; Tech. Sgt. Lonty A. Knutson, crew chief; Staff Sgt.
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August 29, 1990 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Air Force C-5A Galaxy cargo jet supporting the military operation in the Middle East crashed early today during takeoff from Ramstein Air Base in West Germany, killing at least 11 servicemen aboard and injuring four others, according to Air Force officials. A Ramstein Air Base spokesman, Chief Master Sgt.
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April 19, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lothar Spaeth, the governor of Baden-Wuerttemberg state, called for cuts in NATO training flights after two Canadian jets collided on a training flight, killing one pilot and showering the city of Karlsruhe with flaming debris. "In times of East-West detente, our people can no longer be told that military air maneuvers must continue at their present extent," Spaeth said.
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April 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
Two Canadian fighter jets collided over this southwestern German city during the evening rush hour Tuesday, killing one of the pilots and showering sections of Karlsruhe with flaming debris, officials said. The dead pilot was identified as Capt. Timothy K. Leuty, 30. West German television said his parachute apparently failed to open after the 4:10 p.m. collision. The other pilot, Capt. Reginald deCoste, 35, ejected safely and landed on a highway, breaking both heels.
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January 8, 1990 | Reuters
All 400 passengers and crew members escaped unharmed Sunday when a Pakistani jumbo jet with burst tires made an emergency landing at the Frankfurt airport, officials said.
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September 3, 1988 | United Press International
A West German air force Tornado jet crashed in the North Sea on Friday, apparently killing its two-man crew, police said. The plane went down about 12 miles north of the West German island of Langoog, and authorities said the crew had no opportunity to eject.
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August 28, 1989 | From Reuters
NATO air forces grounded all military training flights Sunday in memory of the 70 people killed and the more than 300 injured when three Italian jets collided at last year's Ramstein air show. In an ecumenical memorial service in Ramstein, Protestant Pastor Hansdieter Heck urged politicians and the military "to think up other ways to safeguard peace than with weapons and soldiers." The service was attended by 350 invited guests, including U.S.
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February 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
A man has died of injuries sustained in the crash of a U.S. Air Force jet in Remscheid in December, bringing the death toll to seven, officials said Tuesday. Truck driver Paul Gerd Kuepper, 47, died in a hospital Feb. 11 from burns, according to authorities in Remscheid, 24 miles northeast of Cologne. Fifty people were injured when an A-10 Thunderbolt II warplane crashed into a residential area Dec. 8.
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