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July 12, 1998 | Associated Press
A Marine general Friday ordered military trials on manslaughter charges for the pilot and navigator of an anti-radar plane that cut an Italian ski gondola cable and killed 20 people. Lt. Gen. Peter Pace, commander of Marine Corps Forces Atlantic, determined that there was sufficient evidence for a general court-martial for Capt. Richard J. Ashby, the pilot of the EA-6B Prowler, and Capt. Joseph P. Schweitzer, the navigator.
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November 10, 1998 | From Reuters
A Marine pilot whose jet severed lift cables at an Italian ski resort, killing 20 people, will face a second court-martial on obstruction of justice charges, a military judge said Monday. Capt. Richard J. Ashby, 30, of Mission Viejo will stand trial on March 15 for allegedly hiding and conspiring to destroy a videotape of the tragic flight last February, a military judge said after a brief hearing at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina. Ashby faces a separate court-martial Feb.
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November 10, 1998 | From Reuters
A Marine pilot whose jet severed lift cables at an Italian ski resort, killing 20 people, will face a second court-martial on obstruction of justice charges, a military judge said Monday. Capt. Richard J. Ashby, 30, of Mission Viejo will stand trial on March 15 for allegedly hiding and conspiring to destroy a videotape of the tragic flight last February, a military judge said after a brief hearing at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina. Ashby faces a separate court-martial Feb.
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July 12, 1998 | Associated Press
A Marine general Friday ordered military trials on manslaughter charges for the pilot and navigator of an anti-radar plane that cut an Italian ski gondola cable and killed 20 people. Lt. Gen. Peter Pace, commander of Marine Corps Forces Atlantic, determined that there was sufficient evidence for a general court-martial for Capt. Richard J. Ashby, the pilot of the EA-6B Prowler, and Capt. Joseph P. Schweitzer, the navigator.
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February 7, 1998 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Capt. Richard J. Ashby was guiding a U.S. military plane through a cloudless afternoon sky over the Val di Fiemme, a playground for skiers in Italy's Dolomite Mountains, when something went terribly wrong. The 31-year-old Marine aviator from Mission Viejo had logged 750 accident-free hours in the aircraft, an EA-6B Prowler, in training runs like this one Tuesday and in the real thing--surveillance missions over war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina. This was his first pass over the Dolomites.
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November 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The pilot of a Marine jet that severed a ski gondola cable in the Italian Alps, killing 20 people, will be arraigned on a second set of charges Monday, the Marine Corps said. Capt. Richard J. Ashby, 30, of Mission Viejo, Calif., will be asked by a military judge at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina to enter a plea on new charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice stemming from the Feb. 3 incident. Ashby and his navigator, Capt. Joseph P.
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August 30, 1998 | Associated Press
New charges have been filed against two Marine aviators--already charged with manslaughter and negligent homicide--whose jet cut a ski lift cable in the Italian Alps, killing 20 people. The pilot, Capt. Richard J. Ashby, and Capt. Joseph P. Schweitzer, the navigator, were charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice, Marine Corps Forces Atlantic said Saturday.
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April 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
The families of all 20 people killed when a Marine jet clipped an Italian ski gondola two years ago have accepted settlements of nearly $2 million apiece, the attorney for five Belgian families said Tuesday. C. Torrence Armstrong, a lawyer representing the Belgians, said his clients will drop a lawsuit seeking damages against the United States in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. The settlements were accepted April 14, Armstrong said. He said the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1999
The Marine Corps jury that acquitted Capt. Richard J. Ashby of involuntary homicide and manslaughter in the deaths of 20 skiers in Italy last year also found that no negligence had taken place. But of course there was negligence. Without gross carelessness there would have been no tragedy. The trial evidence showed that Ashby's EA-6B Prowler was flying too fast and too low and that he did not know a gondola cable traversed the canyon he was flying through.
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November 7, 1998 | From Reuters
The pilot of a Marine jet that severed a ski gondola cable in the Italian Alps, killing 20, will be arraigned on a second set of charges Monday, the Marine Corps said Friday. Capt. Richard J. Ashby, 30, of Mission Viejo will be asked by a military judge at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base to enter a plea on new charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice stemming from the incident on Feb. 3. Ashby and his navigator, Capt. Joseph P. Schweitzer, 30, of Westbury, N.Y.
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February 7, 1998 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Capt. Richard J. Ashby was guiding a U.S. military plane through a cloudless afternoon sky over the Val di Fiemme, a playground for skiers in Italy's Dolomite Mountains, when something went terribly wrong. The 31-year-old Marine aviator from Mission Viejo had logged 750 accident-free hours in the aircraft, an EA-6B Prowler, in training runs like this one Tuesday and in the real thing--surveillance missions over war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina. This was his first pass over the Dolomites.
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February 6, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
U.S. and Italian officials gave conflicting versions Thursday of how a U.S. Marine jet on a training mission near here could have sliced through a ski-lift suspension wire and sent 20 people aboard a cable car plummeting to their deaths. U.S. Brig. Gen.
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February 6, 1998 | From Washington Post
U.S. and Italian officials gave clashing versions Thursday of how a U.S. Marine jet pilot from Mission Viejo on a training mission near here could have sliced through a ski-lift suspension wire and sent 20 people aboard a cable car plummeting to their deaths. U.S. Brig. Gen.
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