May 11, 1992 |
Rescue workers found the bodies of 11 coal miners Sunday and searched for 15 others trapped nearly a mile underground since Saturday morning when a gas explosion ripped through an eastern Canadian mine. The workers held out little hope of finding the miners alive because the eruption at the Westray mine near Stellarton, a town in northern Nova Scotia, knocked out the ventilation system.
April 30, 1991 |
An explosion in a gun used to avert major avalanches by triggering snow slides killed Sean Walsh, 36, an operator of the device, at Whistler Mountain ski resort, 90 miles north of here, police reported Monday.
April 26, 1990 |
A hydroelectric transformer station exploded Wednesday night, blacking out downtown Toronto and surrounding areas in Ontario province, causing traffic chaos and sending thousands of people into the streets. Looting was reported. The blackout forced theaters, malls and stores in the busy downtown area to be evacuated. There was no immediate report of arrests or injuries.
October 5, 1989 |
A U.S. Air Force tanker jet exploded in the air just north of the American border Wednesday, killing at least three crewmen, authorities said. The fourth crewman was missing and feared dead. The KC-135 was returning to Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Me., from a refueling mission when the blast took place, and it set woods on fire near Perth-Andover, the Air Force reported. A base spokeswoman said the cause of the explosion was under investigation.
June 21, 1988 |
Military engineering students practicing how to blow up roads set off an explosion at a demolition range Monday that killed six of the soldiers and injured three others, officials said. "They were training on how to create craters--big holes in the road to hinder movement of vehicles"-- when the blast occurred at a Canadian military base 80 miles east of Vancouver, said Capt. Mark Perron, a spokesman at the British Columbia base.
May 2, 1988
A preliminary report on a 1985 air crash in Newfoundland that killed 248 U.S. troops omits evidence of a possible explosion or flash fire on board, critics said. The report by the Canadian Aviation Safety Board, distributed confidentially last December, concludes that failure to de-ice the wings of the chartered, heavily loaded jetliner probably caused the Dec. 12, 1985 crash, two Canadian newspapers reported.