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August 2, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The bodies of two people killed in the fiery crash of a private jet near here were too badly burned and mangled to be identified by usual means, authorities said Monday. The twin-engine jet slammed into the ground Saturday after its pilot requested permission to land at March Air Force Base, about 30 miles southeast of its destination of Chino, officials said.
October 18, 2000
A private jet owned by actor Jim Carrey grazed a turboprop plane on approach to Van Nuys Airport Tuesday, but both aircraft landed safely and no one was injured, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Carrey wasn't aboard his twin-engine Gulfstream 3 jet when it hit a Beechcraft King Air C90 shortly after 4 p.m., a spokeswoman said The collision occurred south of Newhall Pass, a heavily traveled area for private aircraft, said FAA spokesman Jerry Snyder.
March 2, 1986
Political asylum to a dictator? Or political asylum to a crony? What a big farce! Just give the Marcoses (especially Imelda) a short time before they can buy themselves into the heart of the moneyed elite of Palm Beach, Beverly Hills or Palm Springs with the same money they spirited away for the "rainy days" from the U.S. aid or from the Filipino people. Pretty soon, Imelda could be hobnobbing with the selected few amidst the glitters and social swirls of the ritzies and the powers of White House or perhaps jetting in her own private jet, to the Santa Barbara hideaway for a tete-a-tete with you know who. Fantasy?
July 13, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
A motorcyclist was killed early Saturday morning in a crash on an eastbound 210 Freeway ramp in East Pasadena, according to the California Highway Patrol. The motorcyclist was exiting the 210 Freeway at Rosemead Boulevard when he hit the guardrail and flipped over onto the adjacent on-ramp, CHP Officer Ed Jacobs said. The crash was reported around 3:40 a.m, he said. The victim, a man in his 50s, was pronounced dead on scene at 3:53 a.m., Jacobs said. He was not identified.
October 1, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
L.A. County coroner's officials say they will need to use dental records to confirm the identities of four people killed in Sunday's jet crash at Santa Monica Airport. The bodies of four people were pulled from a twin-engine Cessna Citation on Tuesday morning. The private jet touched down at Santa Monica Airport on Sunday evening, then steered hard right off the runway and smashed into an airport hangar before bursting into flames. The crash collapsed the hangar and the fire spread to two neighboring buildings.
February 5, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Haven't been following Chris Brown's adventures while he's on probation? Never fear - a new motion filed Tuesday reads like a gossip-blog round-up of past excitement while also dropping the big news that the performer appears to have faked community service the L.A. court had allowed him to perform in his home state, Virginia. Yes, they say he faked it. Hate it when that happens. The D.A.'s office is asking that Brown's community-service claims be rejected due to what L.A. County Dist.
January 5, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
The Thompson family was sitting in Aspen's airport early Sunday afternoon, waiting for their flight back to Houston, when 13-year-old Will heard shouting outside his earphones. Outside the window, a small private jet had just crash-landed at the mountain-ringed Colorado airport. The crash killed a pilot and injured the two others aboard. “All of a sudden, we look to the right and you see this private jet come in and turn into a fireball and go 500 yards down the runway, on fire," Will's brother John, 21, told the Los Angeles Times.
November 9, 2005
MAYBE IT'S THE THIN AIR. Something about flying seems to make this state's two most prominent public officials lightheaded and forgetful, as if the ethical standards that they uphold and even defend on the ground somehow don't apply above 30,000 feet. Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa accepted -- nay, requested -- a flight on a private jet to attend the funeral of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks in Detroit.
October 3, 2013
Re "Crash renews concerns about safety of airport," Oct. 1 The Times writes that crashes at Santa Monica Airport like the one Sunday of a private jet have "highlighted the perils of having an airport so close to homes. " Given that the airport has been there since early last century, it would seem that none of the current homeowners lived there before the opening of the airport. If airplane crashes are of such concern for them, why did they buy their homes knowing full well the airport existed?
November 8, 2007 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
Flying in a private jet has been typically reserved for the privileged few who can easily drop $20,000 for a weekend ski trip to Aspen, Colo. But two Santa Monica High School graduates are starting a no-frills discount "air taxi" service that could allow more people to join the jet set. Next year, the company, JetAviva, will begin offering seats on a new line of small planes that it says will bring airline affordability to the private-jet experience.
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