March 13, 1990
The highlights of the ethics reform package leads off with "A ban on outside employment for all elected officials" (March 1). This will be one more nail in the coffin of the citizen-elected representative. It is basic American competitiveness that the best income provides the best living. That to be elected to office one must give up his business or profession, has the certain negative effect of keeping good people from seeking office.
October 13, 1989 |
A mammoth tail-engine disk whose rupture is thought to have caused the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 last July was cracked even before the plane took off, federal investigators said Thursday. The flaw, discovered in the first inspection of the crucial DC-10 part since it was discovered half-buried in a cornfield this week, provides the strongest clue so far to the reason for the sudden engine explosion 37,000 feet above Iowa.
October 12, 1989 |
The discovery of a key engine part from a jumbo jet that crashed in July has intensified the search of Iowa cornfields for other pieces to the puzzle of what caused the DC-10's rear engine to fly apart, officials said Wednesday. "We don't know yet whether this is the golden nugget we're looking for," said Jim Burnett, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, of the discovery of the engine's fan disk. "But we're glad we found it." Spokesmen for General Electric Co.
October 6, 1989 |
A farmer in northwest Iowa found what appears to be part of an engine of the DC-10 that crashed in Sioux City, officials said Thursday, and more parts may be discovered as farmers harvest their crops. Officials of General Electric Co., which made the CF6-6 engine, and the National Transportation Safety Board hope that missing parts of the engine will provide clues to why United Airlines Flight 232 crashed July 19. The crash killed 112 people, but 184 survived.
September 27, 1989
Traces of Semtex, a powerful plastic explosive, were found in the wreckage of the French DC-10 that crashed last week after an explosion over Africa, killing all 171 aboard, two Paris newspapers reported. Liberation and Le Parisien said the discovery strengthens the connection between the UTA airliner crash and the bombing last December of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland.
September 24, 1989
The French government said that data recovered from the flight recorders of a DC-10 airliner that crashed in Africa confirmed that an explosion at an altitude of 30,000 feet brought down the plane. The Transport Ministry said the cockpit recorder and the flight data recorder showed that the "flight proceeded in a normal manner until a total interruption, indicating an in-flight explosion." The UTA plane, en route from Chad to Paris, crashed Tuesday in Niger, killing all 171 aboard.