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December 22, 1988 | Associated Press
The pilot of a commuter helicopter that failed to land as scheduled was presumed dead and Coast Guard rescue crews were forced to suspend their search of San Francisco Bay as night fell Wednesday, officials said. The pilot, Dennis Williams, 42, of Livermore, was the only person aboard the six-passenger craft.
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December 22, 1988 | Associated Press
The pilot of a commuter helicopter that failed to land as scheduled was presumed dead and Coast Guard rescue crews were forced to suspend their search of San Francisco Bay as night fell Wednesday, officials said. The pilot, Dennis Williams, 42, of Livermore, was the only person aboard the six-passenger craft.
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July 19, 1988 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
A Navy helicopter developed from a crash-plagued Marine Corps design crashed into the sea Monday while on minesweeping maneuvers off the Golden Gate, the Coast Guard said. All eight crew members were missing and presumed dead. Witnesses reported hearing two explosions before seeing pieces of the aircraft plunge into the Pacific.
NEWS
July 20, 1988
The search was abandoned for the eight men aboard an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter that exploded 11 miles west of the Golden Gate during a routine training mission. All eight helmets were recovered by divers, but no bodies were found, the Coast Guard said. The Navy identified crew members as Marine Capt. Douglas L. Durre, the pilot; Lt. (j.g.) William G. Bauer, the co-pilot; aviation metal smiths Daniel P. Baustian and Michael L. Hermansen; machinists mates James W. Gilchrist and Brendan B.
NEWS
July 20, 1988
The search was abandoned for the eight men aboard an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter that exploded 11 miles west of the Golden Gate during a routine training mission. All eight helmets were recovered by divers, but no bodies were found, the Coast Guard said. The Navy identified crew members as Marine Capt. Douglas L. Durre, the pilot; Lt. (j.g.) William G. Bauer, the co-pilot; aviation metal smiths Daniel P. Baustian and Michael L. Hermansen; machinists mates James W. Gilchrist and Brendan B.
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July 19, 1988 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
A Navy helicopter developed from a crash-plagued Marine Corps design crashed into the sea Monday while on minesweeping maneuvers off the Golden Gate, the Coast Guard said. All eight crew members were missing and presumed dead. Witnesses reported hearing two explosions before seeing pieces of the aircraft plunge into the Pacific.
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