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August 3, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Errors by a Marine pilot and a Navy target range officer caused a bombing accident that killed a civilian on the island of Vieques, off Puerto Rico, earlier this month, according to a Navy report. Navy officials said "two critical" human errors caused a bomb to go astray during military maneuvers on April 19, killing civilian security guard David Sanes Rodriguez. The Marine F-14 Hornet jet involved in the accident took off from the John F.
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August 3, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Errors by a Marine pilot and a Navy target range officer caused a bombing accident that killed a civilian on the island of Vieques, off Puerto Rico, earlier this month, according to a Navy report. Navy officials said "two critical" human errors caused a bomb to go astray during military maneuvers on April 19, killing civilian security guard David Sanes Rodriguez. The Marine F-14 Hornet jet involved in the accident took off from the John F.
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November 23, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A canine search team recovered one body and detected others but found no signs of life in the mountain of concrete and metal left from a gas explosion that killed at least 19 people. Rescuers wanted to enter the rubble-filled basement of the collapsed six-story San Juan building, where they expect to find bodies. But the search largely was suspended so workers could shore up the tattered structure with a six-story scaffold of steel beams.
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December 2, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal investigators have discovered a big leak in a gas line near the site of a San Juan explosion that killed at least 29 people, officials said. It still was not clear whether that leak caused the blast that ripped apart a six-story commercial building Nov. 21, officials said at a joint news conference of the National Transportation Safety Board and the Puerto Rican government. A coupling in the 1 1/4-inch-wide plastic pipe, which belongs to the San Juan Gas Co.
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January 13, 1990 | Associated Press
Two pipe bombs exploded before dawn Friday, damaging a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office and a Westinghouse Electric Co. store, police said. No injuries were reported in the blasts, and no one immediately claimed responsibility.
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December 2, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal investigators have discovered a big leak in a gas line near the site of a San Juan explosion that killed at least 29 people, officials said. It still was not clear whether that leak caused the blast that ripped apart a six-story commercial building Nov. 21, officials said at a joint news conference of the National Transportation Safety Board and the Puerto Rican government. A coupling in the 1 1/4-inch-wide plastic pipe, which belongs to the San Juan Gas Co.
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November 22, 1996 | From Associated Press
An explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a six-story building Thursday, killing at least 18 people, injuring 82 and leaving up to 15 missing, authorities said. Drivers were crushed in their cars and body parts lay in the streets. Rescue workers pulled dozens of bloody, dust-covered survivors from the rubble. Many of the survivors had been cut by flying glass. Police expected to find more bodies in the mounds of torn steel and concrete that had been offices and apartments.
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November 23, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A canine search team recovered one body and detected others but found no signs of life in the mountain of concrete and metal left from a gas explosion that killed at least 19 people. Rescuers wanted to enter the rubble-filled basement of the collapsed six-story San Juan building, where they expect to find bodies. But the search largely was suspended so workers could shore up the tattered structure with a six-story scaffold of steel beams.
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November 22, 1996 | From Associated Press
An explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a six-story building Thursday, killing at least 18 people, injuring 82 and leaving up to 15 missing, authorities said. Drivers were crushed in their cars and body parts lay in the streets. Rescue workers pulled dozens of bloody, dust-covered survivors from the rubble. Many of the survivors had been cut by flying glass. Police expected to find more bodies in the mounds of torn steel and concrete that had been offices and apartments.
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January 13, 1990 | Associated Press
Two pipe bombs exploded before dawn Friday, damaging a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office and a Westinghouse Electric Co. store, police said. No injuries were reported in the blasts, and no one immediately claimed responsibility.
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