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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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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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January 23, 1989
Two people aboard a helicopter were killed when the aircraft clipped power lines and crashed in flames in a remote brushy area of Santa Barbara County, authorities said. The victims were identified as Francis William Murphy, 37, of Goleta, and William Donald Warren, 27, of Santa Barbara. The Robinson R-22 Alpha craft was owned by Enchanted Kingdom Helicopters and based at Santa Barbara Aviation. Murphy and Warren had taken the helicopter up for a 30-minute ride, officials said.
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February 13, 1992 | RON SOBLE and KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Eight Marines were pulled from the chilly waters off Santa Barbara County after the engine of their Tustin-based helicopter caught fire and lost power, but one Marine was missing at sea, authorities said. Coast Guard officials said a sea and air search by a helicopter and two boats for the missing Marine continued until nightfall, then was abandoned. "The guy who's missing had a small, inflatable life jacket," Coast Guard Petty Officer Michael Dooley said.
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February 13, 1992 | RON SOBLE and KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Eight Marines were pulled from the chilly waters off Santa Barbara County after the engine of their Tustin-based helicopter caught fire and lost power, but one Marine was missing at sea, authorities said. Coast Guard officials said a sea and air search by a helicopter and two boats for the missing Marine continued until nightfall, then was abandoned. "The guy who's missing had a small, inflatable life jacket," Coast Guard Petty Officer Michael Dooley said.
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January 23, 1989
Two people aboard a helicopter were killed when the aircraft clipped power lines and crashed in flames in a remote brushy area of Santa Barbara County, authorities said. The victims were identified as Francis William Murphy, 37, of Goleta, and William Donald Warren, 27, of Santa Barbara. The Robinson R-22 Alpha craft was owned by Enchanted Kingdom Helicopters and based at Santa Barbara Aviation. Murphy and Warren had taken the helicopter up for a 30-minute ride, officials said.
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