August 9, 1989
Ethiopian police and farmers with flashlights searched a remote mountain area overnight for the missing plane carrying Rep. Mickey Leland (D-Tex.) and 13 other people. A daylong aerial search was suspended at dusk and will be resumed today. The Twin Otter aircraft disappeared Monday on its way from Addis Ababa to the Fugnido refugee camp near the border with Sudan, about 300 miles to the west. Leland, 44, has taken a keen interest in Africa's refugee problem.
August 8, 1989 |
An Ethiopian government aircraft carrying Rep. Mickey Leland (D-Tex.), chairman of the House Select Committee on Hunger, and eight other Americans disappeared Monday on a flight from Addis Ababa to a refugee camp near the Sudan border, the State Department announced. Department spokeswoman Greta Morris said the plane failed to arrive at Fugnido Refugee Camp, near the town of Gambela about 300 miles west of Addis Ababa, the capital.