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August 16, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC and GEORGE STEIN, Times Staff Writers
The passenger in the light plane that had a close call with President Reagan's helicopter Thursday was on his way to a business meeting with Donald Nixon Jr., nephew of the former President, the man's employer said Saturday. The pilot, Ralph W. Myers, 32, an Army private absent without leave from Ft. Lewis, Wash., is being held in the brig at the Long Beach Naval Station pending the arrival of the officers from his base.
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August 16, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC and GEORGE STEIN, Times Staff Writers
The passenger in the light plane that had a close call with President Reagan's helicopter Thursday was on his way to a business meeting with Donald Nixon Jr., nephew of the former President, the man's employer said Saturday. The pilot, Ralph W. Myers, 32, an Army private absent without leave from Ft. Lewis, Wash., is being held in the brig at the Long Beach Naval Station pending the arrival of the officers from his base.
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August 28, 1987 | Associated Press
An Army private whose civilian plane nearly collided with President Reagan's helicopter was given less than half the maximum possible sentence for being absent without leave during the incident, his attorney said. Ralph William Myers, 32, was sentenced to 30 days' restriction at Ft. Lewis, Wash., and the loss of half a month's pay, said Marc Goldstein, Myers' attorney in Newport Beach, Calif. For a soldier of Myers' grade, the pay loss would be $365, a Ft. Lewis spokesman said.
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August 18, 1987
The AWOL Army private who, while en route to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, piloted a plane perilously close to President Reagan's helicopter, will remain in Navy custody indefinitely while the Secret Service investigates, a Navy spokesman said Monday. Pvt. Ralph W. Myers, 32, had been scheduled to return Monday or Tuesday to Fort Lewis, Wash., where he was reported absent without leave on Aug. 3.
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August 20, 1987 | Associated Press
The soldier whose rented plane narrowly missed President Reagan's helicopter returned to active duty at Ft. Lewis on Wednesday, pending his commanding officer's review of his absence without leave. Pvt. Ralph Myers, a medical specialist, was released from military custody Wednesday morning to work with his unit, Maj. Frank Ham of Ft. Lewis said. Myers, 32, of Bingen, Wash., arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in handcuffs Tuesday night on a commercial flight from Los Angeles.
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August 21, 1987 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Staff Writer
The lawyer for the pilot whose rented light airplane had a close call with President Reagan's helicopter said Thursday that his client is remorseful and that he "at no time ever intended any harm to the President." "I think this is really a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time," Newport Beach lawyer Marc L. Goldstein said of the pilot, Ralph William Myers, 32.
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October 9, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
The pilot of a light plane that the government says nearly collided with President Reagan's helicopter was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on two counts of lying to government agents who questioned him after the incident. U.S. Atty. Robert C. Bonner charged that the pilot, Ralph W. Myers, 33, an Army private at Ft. Lewis, Wash., produced "totally false and concocted" stories about why he violated prohibited airspace over Reagan's Rancho del Cielo near Santa Barbara.
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October 3, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
A Secret Service agent has testified that a light plane flew so close to President Reagan's helicopter last August while Reagan was aboard that there would have been a head-on collision if the President's pilot had not taken evasive action at the last second. "They were heading straight toward each other," said Agent George A. Kurutz, who witnessed the incident while on duty at Reagan's Rancho del Cielo last Aug. 13.
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August 15, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC and JACK JONES, Times Staff Writers
The flier whose rented light plane strayed into prohibited airspace and perilously close to President Reagan's helicopter near Santa Barbara was identified Friday as an Army private who has been AWOL for nearly two weeks from Ft. Lewis, Wash. The pilot's license of Ralph William Myers, 32, was abruptly revoked by the Federal Aviation Administration "for careless and reckless operation of an aircraft" and for violating the prohibited airspace over Reagan's ranch Thursday afternoon.
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