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February 18, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN., This story was reported by Times staff writers Glenn F. Bunting, Rich Connell, Eric Malnic and Tracy Wood. It was written by Mark A. Stein
For air traffic controller Robin Lee Wascher, the Feb. 1 disaster on Los Angeles International Airport Runway 24-Left--her runway--was "especially tragic" because her parents had died in an aviation accident nearly 14 years ago, friends and co-workers said. Norman K. and Beverly Jean Wascher vanished June 19, 1977, while flying to Oxnard in their single-engine plane after attending another daughter's college graduation in Eureka, Calif. The plane has never been found.
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October 17, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last February's disastrous runway collision at Los Angeles International Airport was caused by the Federal Aviation Administration's failure to run the airfield control tower properly, according to the official government report released on Wednesday.
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NEWS
May 8, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In dramatic testimony Tuesday, an air traffic controller accepted blame for February's fatal runway collision in Los Angeles and the co-pilot of one plane told how his pilot died in the flaming wreckage. It was the first public appearance by 38-year-old controller Robin Lee Wascher since the accident and the first time she acknowledged publicly that her mistake led to the crash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since last February's disastrous runway collision at Los Angeles International Airport, officials have reduced control tower glare that was a source of complaints among air traffic controllers. But a faulty ground radar system still has not been replaced. There have been lengthy delays in assigning assistants to help the controllers at the third-busiest airport in the nation. And LAX controllers continue to deviate from standard procedures followed at most other major airports.
NEWS
February 11, 1991 | TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pilots of two planes that were in critical positions the night a passenger jet and a commuter plane collided at Los Angeles International Airport have contradicted a key section of the air traffic controller's account of events, according to interviews released by federal investigators Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Federal Aviation Administration has refused to turn over to investigators the medical records of an air traffic controller who directed two airliners onto the same runway at Los Angeles International Airport moments before one struck the other in a fiery crash. The National Transportation Safety Board had requested the records pertaining to Robin Lee Wascher and other controllers as part of its investigation to determine the cause of the Feb.
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May 6, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal investigators are concerned over their inability to get copies of the medical records of a key air traffic controller as hearings are set to open here today into the fatal collision of two airliners at Los Angeles International Airport last February. The crash that killed 34 people occurred when the controller, Robin Lee Wascher, gave a USAir jetliner permission to land on the same runway that she had just positioned a SkyWest commuter liner for takeoff.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last February's disastrous runway collision at Los Angeles International Airport was caused by the Federal Aviation Administration's failure to run the airfield control tower properly, according to the official government report released on Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An air traffic supervisor testified Thursday that he did not realize controllers at Los Angeles International Airport were hindered by control tower glare until he read newspaper accounts that the problem may have contributed to February's runway disaster. Investigative records show that at least three controllers have told the National Transportation Safety Board that they had difficulty observing planes in some areas at LAX because of glare from lighting fixtures atop airport buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since last February's disastrous runway collision at Los Angeles International Airport, officials have reduced control tower glare that was a source of complaints among air traffic controllers. But a faulty ground radar system still has not been replaced. There have been lengthy delays in assigning assistants to help the controllers at the third-busiest airport in the nation. And LAX controllers continue to deviate from standard procedures followed at most other major airports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An air traffic supervisor testified Thursday that he did not realize controllers at Los Angeles International Airport were hindered by control tower glare until he read newspaper accounts that the problem may have contributed to February's runway disaster. Investigative records show that at least three controllers have told the National Transportation Safety Board that they had difficulty observing planes in some areas at LAX because of glare from lighting fixtures atop airport buildings.
NEWS
May 8, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In dramatic testimony Tuesday, an air traffic controller accepted blame for February's fatal runway collision in Los Angeles and the co-pilot of one plane told how his pilot died in the flaming wreckage. It was the first public appearance by 38-year-old controller Robin Lee Wascher since the accident and the first time she acknowledged publicly that her mistake led to the crash.
NEWS
May 7, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The air traffic controller involved in the Los Angeles runway disaster last February had been relieved of duty as a military controller 14 years ago and urged to seek psychiatric help after her parents died in a light plane crash, federal reports revealed Monday.
NEWS
May 6, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal investigators are concerned over their inability to get copies of the medical records of a key air traffic controller as hearings are set to open here today into the fatal collision of two airliners at Los Angeles International Airport last February. The crash that killed 34 people occurred when the controller, Robin Lee Wascher, gave a USAir jetliner permission to land on the same runway that she had just positioned a SkyWest commuter liner for takeoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Federal Aviation Administration has refused to turn over to investigators the medical records of an air traffic controller who directed two airliners onto the same runway at Los Angeles International Airport moments before one struck the other in a fiery crash. The National Transportation Safety Board had requested the records pertaining to Robin Lee Wascher and other controllers as part of its investigation to determine the cause of the Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN., This story was reported by Times staff writers Glenn F. Bunting, Rich Connell, Eric Malnic and Tracy Wood. It was written by Mark A. Stein
For air traffic controller Robin Lee Wascher, the Feb. 1 disaster on Los Angeles International Airport Runway 24-Left--her runway--was "especially tragic" because her parents had died in an aviation accident nearly 14 years ago, friends and co-workers said. Norman K. and Beverly Jean Wascher vanished June 19, 1977, while flying to Oxnard in their single-engine plane after attending another daughter's college graduation in Eureka, Calif. The plane has never been found.
NEWS
May 7, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The air traffic controller involved in the Los Angeles runway disaster last February had been relieved of duty as a military controller 14 years ago and urged to seek psychiatric help after her parents died in a light plane crash, federal reports revealed Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nine months after a runway collision at Los Angeles International Airport killed 34 people, the Federal Aviation Administration and the city's Department of Airports have undertaken a joint study of what needs to be done to improve safety at the airfield. The study was begun earlier this month after a federal investigative board concluded that the crash was caused by the FAA's inept management of the airport control tower.
NEWS
February 11, 1991 | TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pilots of two planes that were in critical positions the night a passenger jet and a commuter plane collided at Los Angeles International Airport have contradicted a key section of the air traffic controller's account of events, according to interviews released by federal investigators Sunday.
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