July 21, 1990 |
The death toll from Monday's earthquake soared to 659, including a U.S. Marine pilot surveying quake damage who was killed Friday when his small observation plane crashed into a wooded mountain outside the devastated city of Baguio. Another Marine was hurt in the crash, bringing the latest official figures for quake-related injuries to more than 1,300.
March 19, 1990 |
Cannon Sued Over Crash: Two separate wrongful death and negligence suits were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday against Cannon Films Inc. on behalf of the three men who were killed and another three who were injured in a 1989 helicopter crash in the Philippines during the filming of "Delta Force II--Stranglehold." A Cannon Films attorney declined comment. (Filed March 14, 1990, Case Nos. C755180 and C755179)
November 19, 1987 |
The crashes of two American-supplied military helicopters last weekend have added fuel to an unusually intense period of anti-Americanism in the Philippines and raised questions about the quality of Washington's military aid to its closest Asian ally. The two separate crashes, which killed a total of 11 Philippine military officers, including a key army general, brought to five the number of U.S.-made UH-1 "Huey" helicopters that have crashed in less than three months.
November 17, 1987 |
Assassins posing as street basketball players dribbled a ball up to a Philippine navy lieutenant Monday, then shot and killed him, police said. Two assailants were dressed in jogging pants and played with a basketball, authorities said, as they waited for Lt. Celso dela Cruz at a bus stop near the officer's home in Manila's Pandacan district. When Dela Cruz took his seat in a passenger jeep, one of the men dribbled the ball toward him, and then shot the lieutenant at close range, police Cpl.
May 31, 1987 |
A Philippine Air Force helicopter hired for the filming of a Chuck Norris movie about Vietnam plunged into Manila Bay on Saturday, killing four Filipino soldiers and injuring five other people. The only production crew member injured, identified by authorities as West German Max Motschmann, had been hired by Cannon Film Group, producers of the film, to assist in filming a scene for "Missing in Action III" in Puerto Azul, a resort southwest of Manila.