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August 18, 1987
The Secret Service wants criminal charges filed against AWOL Pvt. Ralph William Myers, who flew a small plane too close to President Reagan's helicopter. Garry Jenkins, agent in charge of the Los Angeles office, said the U.S. attorney is expected to decide this week whether to file them. Meanwhile, the Army sent a two-man team to Los Angeles to return Myers to Ft. Lewis, Wash., in the event the Secret Service released him.
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December 14, 1989 | United Press International
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the revocation of the pilot's license of Ralph W. Myers, who flew his single-engine plane in 1987 in the restricted flight area over the Santa Barbara-area ranch of then-President Ronald Reagan. Testimony indicated that Myers' plane came within about 100 feet of the President's helicopter. Myers contended that the administrative law judge of the National Transportation Safety Board made procedural errors.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1987
An Army private who allegedly piloted a small plane too close to President Reagan's helicopter last summer was arraigned in Los Angeles Monday on charges of submitting false statements to government agents. Ralph William Myers, 33, entered no plea because the judge assigned to his case was out of town. An attorney for Myers said he expects his client will plead innocent when he appears before U.S. District Judge Manuel Real next Monday.
NEWS
March 8, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
An Army private was sentenced Monday to 60 days in prison for lying to investigators about a flight he took over President Reagan's Santa Barbara ranch. U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real also ordered Ralph Myers, 33, to perform 1,000 hours of charitable work in connection with the August, 1987, flight, which brought Myers' private plane within about 1,000 feet of Reagan's helicopter. "There's a lot to be said about the process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1987 | Associated Press
An Army private whose civilian plane nearly collided with President Reagan's helicopter was given less than half the maximum possible sentence for being absent without leave during the incident, his attorney said. Ralph William Myers, 32, was sentenced to 30 days' restriction at Ft. Lewis, Wash., and the loss of half a month's pay, said Marc Goldstein, Myers' attorney in Newport Beach, Calif. For a soldier of Myers' grade, the pay loss would be $365, a Ft. Lewis spokesman said.
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August 19, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
The passenger in a light plane that nearly collided with President Reagan's helicopter said he and the pilot lied when they told authorities they had flown off course because the pilot had dropped his contact lenses, it was reported. In an interview with The Columbian of Vancouver, Wash., Harlan L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A private pilot accused of flying into prohibited airspace above President Reagan's Santa Barbara ranch failed a polygraph test when he denied any intent to fly into the area or harm the President, according to documents filed in federal court Monday.
NEWS
August 16, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC and GEORGE STEIN, Times Staff Writers
The passenger in the light plane that had a close call with President Reagan's helicopter Thursday was on his way to a business meeting with Donald Nixon Jr., nephew of the former President, the man's employer said Saturday. The pilot, Ralph W. Myers, 32, an Army private absent without leave from Ft. Lewis, Wash., is being held in the brig at the Long Beach Naval Station pending the arrival of the officers from his base.
NEWS
August 15, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC and JACK JONES, Times Staff Writers
The flier whose rented light plane strayed into prohibited airspace and perilously close to President Reagan's helicopter near Santa Barbara was identified Friday as an Army private who has been AWOL for nearly two weeks from Ft. Lewis, Wash. The pilot's license of Ralph William Myers, 32, was abruptly revoked by the Federal Aviation Administration "for careless and reckless operation of an aircraft" and for violating the prohibited airspace over Reagan's ranch Thursday afternoon.
NEWS
February 9, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A private pilot who flew within half a mile of President Reagan's helicopter over his Santa Barbara ranch was convicted Monday of making false statements to government investigators when he made up a story about having trouble with his contact lenses. U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real found Ralph Myers, an Army private assigned to Ft. Lewis, Wash., guilty of lying to investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and Secret Service who questioned him after the Aug. 13, 1987, incident.
NEWS
February 9, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A private pilot who flew within half a mile of President Reagan's helicopter over his Santa Barbara ranch was convicted Monday of making false statements to government investigators when he made up a story about having trouble with his contact lenses. U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real found Ralph Myers, an Army private assigned to Ft. Lewis, Wash., guilty of lying to investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and Secret Service who questioned him after the Aug. 13, 1987, incident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A private pilot accused of flying into prohibited airspace above President Reagan's Santa Barbara ranch failed a polygraph test when he denied any intent to fly into the area or harm the President, according to documents filed in federal court Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1987
An Army private who allegedly piloted a small plane too close to President Reagan's helicopter last summer was arraigned in Los Angeles Monday on charges of submitting false statements to government agents. Ralph William Myers, 33, entered no plea because the judge assigned to his case was out of town. An attorney for Myers said he expects his client will plead innocent when he appears before U.S. District Judge Manuel Real next Monday.
NEWS
October 9, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
The pilot of a light plane that the government says nearly collided with President Reagan's helicopter was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on two counts of lying to government agents who questioned him after the incident. U.S. Atty. Robert C. Bonner charged that the pilot, Ralph W. Myers, 33, an Army private at Ft. Lewis, Wash., produced "totally false and concocted" stories about why he violated prohibited airspace over Reagan's Rancho del Cielo near Santa Barbara.
NEWS
October 3, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
A Secret Service agent has testified that a light plane flew so close to President Reagan's helicopter last August while Reagan was aboard that there would have been a head-on collision if the President's pilot had not taken evasive action at the last second. "They were heading straight toward each other," said Agent George A. Kurutz, who witnessed the incident while on duty at Reagan's Rancho del Cielo last Aug. 13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1987 | Associated Press
An Army private whose civilian plane nearly collided with President Reagan's helicopter was given less than half the maximum possible sentence for being absent without leave during the incident, his attorney said. Ralph William Myers, 32, was sentenced to 30 days' restriction at Ft. Lewis, Wash., and the loss of half a month's pay, said Marc Goldstein, Myers' attorney in Newport Beach, Calif. For a soldier of Myers' grade, the pay loss would be $365, a Ft. Lewis spokesman said.
NEWS
August 20, 1987 | Associated Press
The soldier whose rented plane narrowly missed President Reagan's helicopter returned to active duty at Ft. Lewis on Wednesday, pending his commanding officer's review of his absence without leave. Pvt. Ralph Myers, a medical specialist, was released from military custody Wednesday morning to work with his unit, Maj. Frank Ham of Ft. Lewis said. Myers, 32, of Bingen, Wash., arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in handcuffs Tuesday night on a commercial flight from Los Angeles.
NEWS
March 8, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
An Army private was sentenced Monday to 60 days in prison for lying to investigators about a flight he took over President Reagan's Santa Barbara ranch. U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real also ordered Ralph Myers, 33, to perform 1,000 hours of charitable work in connection with the August, 1987, flight, which brought Myers' private plane within about 1,000 feet of Reagan's helicopter. "There's a lot to be said about the process.
NEWS
August 20, 1987 | Associated Press
The soldier whose rented plane narrowly missed President Reagan's helicopter returned to active duty at Ft. Lewis on Wednesday, pending his commanding officer's review of his absence without leave. Pvt. Ralph Myers, a medical specialist, was released from military custody Wednesday morning to work with his unit, Maj. Frank Ham of Ft. Lewis said. Myers, 32, of Bingen, Wash., arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in handcuffs Tuesday night on a commercial flight from Los Angeles.
NEWS
August 19, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
The passenger in a light plane that nearly collided with President Reagan's helicopter said he and the pilot lied when they told authorities they had flown off course because the pilot had dropped his contact lenses, it was reported. In an interview with The Columbian of Vancouver, Wash., Harlan L.
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