August 28, 1989 |
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.
April 8, 1987 |
A Canadian armed forces T-33 jet trainer plane crashed Tuesday in the Eifel Hills near Coblenz, killing both crewmen.
September 3, 1990 |
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.
September 22, 1988 |
The death toll from the Aug. 28 Ramstein air show disaster increased to 67 on Wednesday after the death of a 27-year-old West German man.
February 22, 1989 |
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.
August 31, 1988 |
Six Americans were among those killed in Sunday's air show disaster, the Pentagon said Tuesday, as West German authorities raised the official death toll to 49. In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Dan Howard said that, of the six Americans, two were active-duty military personnel, three were dependents and one's status is unknown. Two days after Sunday's disaster at the U.S.
June 30, 1988 |
Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Falcon jet fighters collided in midair Wednesday and exploded, an Air Force spokeswoman said. The accident occurred less than two hours after another F-16 crashed into the Black Forest, 90 miles away. West German police said one pilot was killed in the collision, while the other ejected and was injured. The dead pilot was identified by the U.S. military as Capt. Michael Crandall, and the injured pilot as Capt Robert McCormack.
August 12, 1987 |
A private plane "dropped like a stone" into a busy part of the city Tuesday, killing six people, injuring 14 and setting a fire that consumed a McDonald's restaurant and a city bus, officials said. Walter Hermann, press officer for Munich police, said all three occupants of the plane were killed along with a bicyclist and two people in the McDonald's parking lot. At least 10 of the injured were on the bus.
December 9, 1988 |
A U.S. Air Force warplane struck an apartment building and exploded in flames Thursday, killing four people, injuring at least 15 and destroying homes over more than a block. The A-10 Thunderbolt II jet, designed to support ground forces and fight tanks, was carrying 1,000 rounds of 30-millimeter training ammunition when it crashed, an Air Force spokesman said. Witnesses said the plane flew low over a school and hit the top floor of an apartment building about 1:30 p.m.