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July 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Three ex-employees of former ValuJet maintenance contractor SabreTech Inc. were freed on bond in Miami, two days after they were charged in the fiery 1996 crash of a ValuJet DC-9 that killed 110 people. Former SabreTech Vice President Daniel Gonzalez and former mechanics Eugene Florence and Mauro Valenzuela appeared before U.S. Magistrate William Turnoff, and each agreed to post a $50,000 bond and surrender travel documents. They were scheduled to return to court Aug.
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December 7, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal jury on Monday found an airline-maintenance company guilty of nine hazardous-materials violations in connection with the handling of oxygen containers blamed for the 1996 crash of ValuJet Flight 592, which killed 110 people. SabreTech was cleared of the more serious charges of conspiracy and causing a destructive device to be put aboard an airplane. The firm--which no longer exists as such--faces possible fines of up to $2.
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December 27, 1996 | From Associated Press
Even as hearings opened last month into the crash of ValuJet Flight 592, whistle-blowers at SabreTech were complaining that a bent pressure probe from a jet was straightened and reinstalled instead of being replaced as required by Boeing. The Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Department are investigating the complaint, as well as other allegations against the Arizona-based maintenance company.
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August 6, 1999 | Associated Press
A former executive and two ex-mechanics for an aviation maintenance company pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges stemming from the 1996 ValuJet crash that killed 110 people. The mechanics, Mauro Valenzuela and Eugene Florence, and Daniel Gonzalez, SabreTech Inc.'s former vice president of maintenance, made their pleas before a federal magistrate judge. An attorney entered the same plea for the company.
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May 1, 1998 | From Associated Press
Federal regulators are fining a maintenance contractor $2.25 million for improperly handling oxygen generators blamed for a fire aboard the ValuJet plane that crashed in the Florida Everglades in 1996. The fine, announced Thursday against SabreTech Inc., is the largest the Federal Aviation Administration has assessed for hazardous materials violations. The company, which called the FAA's action "neither necessary nor justified," said it planned to dispute the proposed civil penalty.
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August 6, 1999 | Associated Press
A former executive and two ex-mechanics for an aviation maintenance company pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges stemming from the 1996 ValuJet crash that killed 110 people. The mechanics, Mauro Valenzuela and Eugene Florence, and Daniel Gonzalez, SabreTech Inc.'s former vice president of maintenance, made their pleas before a federal magistrate judge. An attorney entered the same plea for the company.
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July 14, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years after ValuJet Flight 592 plunged into the Everglades, killing all 110 people on board, an airline maintenance company has been charged with murder and manslaughter for loading into the plane's cargo hold the flammable oxygen canisters blamed for the crash. In a state indictment Tuesday, SabreTech Inc. was charged with 110 counts of third-degree murder, 110 counts of manslaughter and one count of illegal transportation of hazardous waste.
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December 7, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal jury on Monday found an airline-maintenance company guilty of nine hazardous-materials violations in connection with the handling of oxygen containers blamed for the 1996 crash of ValuJet Flight 592, which killed 110 people. SabreTech was cleared of the more serious charges of conspiracy and causing a destructive device to be put aboard an airplane. The firm--which no longer exists as such--faces possible fines of up to $2.
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July 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Three ex-employees of former ValuJet maintenance contractor SabreTech Inc. were freed on bond in Miami, two days after they were charged in the fiery 1996 crash of a ValuJet DC-9 that killed 110 people. Former SabreTech Vice President Daniel Gonzalez and former mechanics Eugene Florence and Mauro Valenzuela appeared before U.S. Magistrate William Turnoff, and each agreed to post a $50,000 bond and surrender travel documents. They were scheduled to return to court Aug.
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July 14, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years after ValuJet Flight 592 plunged into the Everglades, killing all 110 people on board, an airline maintenance company has been charged with murder and manslaughter for loading into the plane's cargo hold the flammable oxygen canisters blamed for the crash. In a state indictment Tuesday, SabreTech Inc. was charged with 110 counts of third-degree murder, 110 counts of manslaughter and one count of illegal transportation of hazardous waste.
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May 1, 1998 | From Associated Press
Federal regulators are fining a maintenance contractor $2.25 million for improperly handling oxygen generators blamed for a fire aboard the ValuJet plane that crashed in the Florida Everglades in 1996. The fine, announced Thursday against SabreTech Inc., is the largest the Federal Aviation Administration has assessed for hazardous materials violations. The company, which called the FAA's action "neither necessary nor justified," said it planned to dispute the proposed civil penalty.
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December 27, 1996 | From Associated Press
Even as hearings opened last month into the crash of ValuJet Flight 592, whistle-blowers at SabreTech were complaining that a bent pressure probe from a jet was straightened and reinstalled instead of being replaced as required by Boeing. The Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Department are investigating the complaint, as well as other allegations against the Arizona-based maintenance company.
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