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May 4, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Sixteen Venezuelan soldiers and a civilian were killed when a military helicopter crashed near the Colombian border, the state news agency reported. A brigadier general was among those killed. President Hugo Chavez said the soldiers were patrolling the 1,300-mile border separating Venezuela and Colombia when shortly after midday the local military base lost contact with the Mi-35 helicopter. The helicopter crashed near the town of El Alto de Rubio, the state-run Bolivarian News Agency reported.
April 13, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
A 55-year-old man was killed after he hit a parked car and then crashed into a tree Saturday, authorities said. The man, who has not been identified, was driving a Ford Crown Victoria west on Rinaldi Street near Wilbur Avenue when he struck a parked Honda Odyssey about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. He then veered off the road and crashed into a tree, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The man, who was pronounced dead shortly before 11:30 p.m., had not been wearing a seat belt, police said.
June 25, 2005
If the wreckage of Chuck Knox (Rams), Bill Walsh (Stanford), and John Robinson (USC) -- coaches who came back and thought they could relive their former glories and then crashed and burned -- shows anything, it's that you can never come home. No great coach has ever returned and succeeded. Why should the return of Phil Jackson be any different? Jack Wolf Westwood
April 26, 1989 | From Associated Press
A chunk of ice the size of a volleyball crashed through the roof of a house during a thunderstorm, and a meteorologist said it may have come from an airplane. Most likely the ice accumulated on the wing of a plane and then fell, crashing into the house Monday night, said Ted Buehner of the National Weather Service office at Portland International Airport. No one in the home was injured.
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