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October 2, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A missile fired by the U.S. aircraft carrier Saratoga accidentally struck a Turkish destroyer in the Aegean Sea on Thursday night, killing five people and injuring 15, U.S. military officials reported. The accident occurred about 3:11 p.m. PDT, just after midnight in the Aegean, while the ships were participating in a NATO exercise dubbed Display Determination 92--a multi-national naval exercise carried out to demonstrate the ability of allied ships to work together.
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August 21, 1994 | From Associated Press
The aircraft carrier Saratoga was decommissioned Saturday after 38 years of duty that included glory and tragedy. As long as the Empire State Building is tall, the aircraft carrier saw duty in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War, the Cuban coast during the 1962 missile crisis and the Persian Gulf War. "At times when I stand on the pier and look up at this grand old lady there is an almost lifelike sense about her," said Capt. William H. Kennedy, the Saratoga's final commanding officer.
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December 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.S. Navy court rejected a court-martial for eight officers and crewmen involved in the accidental firing of a missile that killed five Turkish sailors. But the panel, whose findings were released in Naples, Italy, ordered disciplinary hearings that could end the careers of the American servicemen. Navy officials would not identify the eight aboard the aircraft carrier Saratoga being held responsible for the Oct. 2 firing of a missile that hit a Turkish destroyer during NATO maneuvers.
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December 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.S. Navy court rejected a court-martial for eight officers and crewmen involved in the accidental firing of a missile that killed five Turkish sailors. But the panel, whose findings were released in Naples, Italy, ordered disciplinary hearings that could end the careers of the American servicemen. Navy officials would not identify the eight aboard the aircraft carrier Saratoga being held responsible for the Oct. 2 firing of a missile that hit a Turkish destroyer during NATO maneuvers.
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March 12, 1991 | Times Wire Services
In a further sign of reduced tension in the Persian Gulf region, the aircraft carrier Saratoga left the volatile waterway and crossed the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea, a canal spokesman said. The Saratoga, escorted by three U.S. warships, is on its way to its home port of Mayport, Fla. Separately, four American amphibious assault ships carrying about 2,000 sailors and 6,300 Marines left the Gulf from the southern port of Dubai. They reportedly were headed for Norfolk, Va.
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October 4, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Navy ordered a temporary halt in use of the Sea Sparrow missile Saturday, two days after an accident involving the weapon killed five Turkish sailors and injured 13 others in NATO maneuvers. Military officials usually suspend operation of a weapons system after an accident believed to have been caused by a technical malfunction.
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November 28, 1992 | Reuters
The aircraft carrier Saratoga fired one or two missiles at a Turkish ship in the Aegean last month because U.S. sailors thought a drill was a real attack, Pentagon sources said Friday. Five Turkish sailors, including the captain, were killed and 15 injured when one or both of the U.S. antiaircraft missiles hit the Turkish destroyer Muavenet on Oct. 1 during a NATO exercise.
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January 24, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A somber mood has settled over the Saratoga, an aircraft carrier that has been plagued by misfortune. The crew copes with its losses in private ways, but thoughts about missing friends are never far from anyone's thoughts. In December, after finishing a tour in Operation Desert Shield, 21 sailors drowned during a port visit to Haifa, Israel, when their boat ferrying them back to the carrier overturned.
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August 21, 1994 | From Associated Press
The aircraft carrier Saratoga was decommissioned Saturday after 38 years of duty that included glory and tragedy. As long as the Empire State Building is tall, the aircraft carrier saw duty in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War, the Cuban coast during the 1962 missile crisis and the Persian Gulf War. "At times when I stand on the pier and look up at this grand old lady there is an almost lifelike sense about her," said Capt. William H. Kennedy, the Saratoga's final commanding officer.
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October 3, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after a U.S. Navy missile killed five Turkish sailors and injured 13 others during an exercise in the Aegean Sea, Defense Department officials said that a preliminary investigation points to human error, rather than mechanical malfunction, as the most likely cause of the accident. The episode occurred about 3 p.m. PDT Thursday as the aircraft carrier Saratoga was circling the Turkish destroyer Muavenet in a mock-hostile encounter on the high seas.
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November 28, 1992 | Reuters
The aircraft carrier Saratoga fired one or two missiles at a Turkish ship in the Aegean last month because U.S. sailors thought a drill was a real attack, Pentagon sources said Friday. Five Turkish sailors, including the captain, were killed and 15 injured when one or both of the U.S. antiaircraft missiles hit the Turkish destroyer Muavenet on Oct. 1 during a NATO exercise.
NEWS
October 4, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Navy ordered a temporary halt in use of the Sea Sparrow missile Saturday, two days after an accident involving the weapon killed five Turkish sailors and injured 13 others in NATO maneuvers. Military officials usually suspend operation of a weapons system after an accident believed to have been caused by a technical malfunction.
NEWS
October 3, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after a U.S. Navy missile killed five Turkish sailors and injured 13 others during an exercise in the Aegean Sea, Defense Department officials said that a preliminary investigation points to human error, rather than mechanical malfunction, as the most likely cause of the accident. The episode occurred about 3 p.m. PDT Thursday as the aircraft carrier Saratoga was circling the Turkish destroyer Muavenet in a mock-hostile encounter on the high seas.
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October 2, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A missile fired by the U.S. aircraft carrier Saratoga accidentally struck a Turkish destroyer in the Aegean Sea on Thursday night, killing five people and injuring 15, U.S. military officials reported. The accident occurred about 3:11 p.m. PDT, just after midnight in the Aegean, while the ships were participating in a NATO exercise dubbed Display Determination 92--a multi-national naval exercise carried out to demonstrate the ability of allied ships to work together.
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March 12, 1991 | Times Wire Services
In a further sign of reduced tension in the Persian Gulf region, the aircraft carrier Saratoga left the volatile waterway and crossed the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea, a canal spokesman said. The Saratoga, escorted by three U.S. warships, is on its way to its home port of Mayport, Fla. Separately, four American amphibious assault ships carrying about 2,000 sailors and 6,300 Marines left the Gulf from the southern port of Dubai. They reportedly were headed for Norfolk, Va.
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January 24, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A somber mood has settled over the Saratoga, an aircraft carrier that has been plagued by misfortune. The crew copes with its losses in private ways, but thoughts about missing friends are never far from anyone's thoughts. In December, after finishing a tour in Operation Desert Shield, 21 sailors drowned during a port visit to Haifa, Israel, when their boat ferrying them back to the carrier overturned.
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