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March 20, 1989 | From Associated Press
A U.S. Marine helicopter carrying 37 Marines on maneuvers crashed in an isolated mountain region on South Korea's southeast coast early today, and 22 were killed, U.S. authorities said. Fifteen Marines were injured, some critically, when the Sikorsky Sea Stallion crashed shortly before 7 a.m. south of the industrial port city of Pohang and 250 miles southeast of Seoul, a Marine Corps spokesman said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1994 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appeals court has upheld a nearly $5-million judgment against the world's largest aircraft engine manufacturer, which was sued by the families of two Marine Corps pilots who died in a 1986 helicopter crash. In an unanimous opinion issued Wednesday, the 4th District Court of Appeal ruled that Pratt & Whitney of Canada should pay the award, plus interest, to the families of Maj. Kenneth D. Johnson, 34, of Fallbrook and 1st Lt. Thomas R. Riggs, 26, of La Canada-Flintridge.
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March 31, 1992 | TOM GORMAN and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Marine Corps on Monday called off its search for four Marines lost at sea in the crash of a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter off the coast of East Africa. The Marines were identified only as a helicopter pilot stationed at Tustin and three infantrymen from Camp Pendleton. Fourteen other Marines, 11 from Camp Pendleton and the three other flight crew members from the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station, survived the crash of the transport helicopter.
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August 11, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The families of two Marine Corps pilots who died in a helicopter crash were awarded a total of nearly $5 million in damages Monday in their suit claiming the engines were defective. Maj. Kenneth D. Johnson, 34, of Fallbrook and 1st Lt. Thomas R. Riggs, 26, of La Canada Flintridge were killed Nov. 14, 1986, when their AH-1T Cobra crashed and caught fire near Cleveland National Forest in San Diego County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1989 | CARLA RIVERA and MICHAEL CICCHESE, Times Staff Writers
A Santa Ana man was among 15 Marines injured in the fatal crash of a military helicopter in South Korea, but his family said Tuesday that the serviceman is in good spirits and is expected to recover quickly from his injuries. The Marine Corps on Tuesday released the names of 34 servicemen killed or injured in the crash Monday of a military helicopter in South Korea, including eight from California.
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February 14, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pilot of the Navy aircraft that plucked Marines from stormy seas minutes after their Tustin-based helicopter went down near Ventura County said Thursday they were lucky to have ditched so close to a search and rescue base. A ninth Marine remained missing and is presumed drowned. He was identified Thursday as Jeffrey B. Johns, 22, an avionics technician from Uniontown, Ohio. Lt. Robert Moore said in a telephone interview from Pt.
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October 18, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
The four Camp Pendleton Marines killed Wednesday when their UH-1 Huey helicopter apparently broke apart and crashed near the Salton Sea during a training flight were identified Thursday as Persian Gulf War veterans. Officials at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro identified the dead Marines as Master Sgt. Joe C. Snell Jr., 41, of Oceanside; Capt. Daniel J. Adams, 30, of Brick Ocean, N.J.; Capt. Phillip G. Chapman, 30, of Ft. Lewis Pierce, Wash., and Cpl. Jeffrey D.
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March 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Marine Corps on Tuesday released a list of 18 of the 19 Marines killed Monday in the crash of a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter near P'ohang, South Korea. It identified the victims as: Cpl. John A. Alafonso, 24, of Aztec, N.M., a rifleman. Lance Cpl. Richard R. Anglin, 22, of Redlands, Calif., a rifleman. 2nd Lt. Darren M. Bell, 23, of Tampa, Fla., an infantry officer. Pfc. Saul D. Castro Jr., 18, of Lamont, Calif., a rifleman. Lance Cpl. Kurt R. Decker, 21, of Toledo, Ohio, a rifleman.
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May 20, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Marine Corps CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter en route to its base at the Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin crashed in Imperial County on Saturday, killing one crew member and injuring five others, officials said. The helicopter, on a training flight returning from Yuma, Ariz., went down about 2 p.m. in "an isolated, remote, uninhabited area" about 15 miles south of the Salton Sea after experiencing mechanical difficulties, said Master Sgt. Steven Merrill, a Marine Corps spokesman.
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May 5, 1990 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A helicopter based at the Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin made a "hard landing" during desert training exercises Friday, injuring all 17 Marines on board, officials said. None of the Marines were listed in serious condition. Although the extent of injuries was not released, officials said three Marines had serious enough injuries that they were flown to the naval hospital at Camp Pendleton for treatment.
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August 10, 1992 | Associated Press
U.S. Marines conducting joint maneuvers in Kuwait suffered their first casualties Sunday with the death of a two-man helicopter crew in a crash, the Navy said. The crewmen, both based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., were Capt. John A. Beving, 28, and 1st Lt. David L. Jones, 30, according to a statement from the camp. Beving's parents live in Silver Spring, Md., and Jones' wife lives in Dublin, Ohio, the statement said. Their AH-1W Cobra helicopter crashed about 2 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of four Marines missing and presumed dead after a weekend helicopter crash off the coast of East Africa was identified Tuesday as Capt. Mark D. Derickson of Irvine, pilot of the ill-fated aircraft. Fourteen other Marines were rescued after the CH-46E Sea Knight went down Saturday night. Five of them suffered serious burns and were immediately flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Marine Corps on Monday called off its search for four Southern California-based Marines presumed dead after the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter in which they were riding crashed last weekend off the eastern coast of Africa. Missing since Saturday night were a helicopter pilot who had been stationed in Tustin and three infantrymen from Camp Pendleton.
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March 31, 1992 | TOM GORMAN and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Marine Corps on Monday called off its search for four Marines lost at sea in the crash of a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter off the coast of East Africa. The Marines were identified only as a helicopter pilot stationed at Tustin and three infantrymen from Camp Pendleton. Fourteen other Marines, 11 from Camp Pendleton and the three other flight crew members from the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station, survived the crash of the transport helicopter.
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March 30, 1992 | From Associated Press
A U.S. Marine helicopter from Camp Pendleton crashed at sea Sunday off the Somalia coast with 18 people on board, the U.S. Navy command announced. Fourteen were rescued, but four were missing, officials said. Four of the survivors suffered burns, said Chief John Kenney from the Navy Central Command. They were flown to Germany for medical treatment. Names of those aboard the helicopter were being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
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March 30, 1992 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four people were missing Sunday after a Marine Corps helicopter carrying 18 Marines from Tustin and Camp Pendleton crashed at sea off the Somalian coast, a Marine spokesman said. The helicopter was a CH-46E Sea Knight on a training mission en route from the Gulf of Arabia to Mombasa, Kenya. It was carrying Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is composed of personnel from Camp Pendleton and the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1987 | STEVE EMMONS, Times Staff Writer
The wreckage of a Marine Reserve helicopter stationed at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station and the bodies of its three crew members were discovered Friday morning in the mountains of eastern Orange County, where the craft had crashed the previous night on a training mission to Camp Pendleton. The CH-46E Sea Knight slammed into a steep slope about 200 yards below a ridge top just within the western boundary of the Cleveland National Forest. Marine Corps officials identified the dead as Sgt.
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June 20, 1991 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Marine aviators--one a squadron commander--were killed Wednesday when their Cobra attack helicopter crashed in rough terrain at the Naval Weapons Station near here during a nighttime training mission. The AH-1 Cobra helicopter, a heavily armed, jet-powered aircraft designed to fly low and destroy enemy tanks and troop positions, crashed about 12:40 a.m. in the weapons facility adjacent to Camp Pendleton, said Marine Corps spokesman Gunnery Sgt. Dave Marriott.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1992
Navy divers Monday recovered the body of a Tustin Marine lost since a crash-landing in the ocean almost two weeks ago, officials said. Divers pulled the body of Lance Cpl. Jeffrey B. Johns, 22, of Uniontown, Ohio, from a sunken U.S. Marine Corps helicopter that crashed Feb. 12 in the ocean off Ventura County, said Marine Corps Capt. Betsy Sweatt. The Marines will hold a memorial service for Johns on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Marine Corps Tustin Chapel, Sweatt said.
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February 14, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pilot of the Navy aircraft that plucked Marines from stormy seas minutes after their Tustin-based helicopter went down near Ventura County said Thursday they were lucky to have ditched so close to a search and rescue base. A ninth Marine remained missing and is presumed drowned. He was identified Thursday as Jeffrey B. Johns, 22, an avionics technician from Uniontown, Ohio. Lt. Robert Moore said in a telephone interview from Pt.
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