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September 15, 1995 | MARLENE CIMONS and CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Alan Fraenckel was a professional airline pilot who--even when his work was done--couldn't stay out of the air. John Stuart-Jervis was "Mr. Aviation" in St. Croix--founder of the Virgin Islands Aero Club, eager pilot of anything that could get off the ground. And the ruling passion of both men's lives in recent years had become ballooning. "Flying in a balloon enables you to suspend yourself over this planet in a unique way," said David Rapp, a friend of the two men.
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September 15, 1995 | MARLENE CIMONS and CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Alan Fraenckel was a professional airline pilot who--even when his work was done--couldn't stay out of the air. John Stuart-Jervis was "Mr. Aviation" in St. Croix--founder of the Virgin Islands Aero Club, eager pilot of anything that could get off the ground. And the ruling passion of both men's lives in recent years had become ballooning. "Flying in a balloon enables you to suspend yourself over this planet in a unique way," said David Rapp, a friend of the two men.
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September 14, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
The Belarussian military shot down a gas balloon taking part in an international race, killing the two American crew members. The balloon was flying close to a military base, and Belarussian authorities said the Americans failed to respond to warning shots and to a radio demand that they identify themselves. The names of the victims were being withheld pending notification of relatives.
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September 14, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
The Belarussian military shot down a gas balloon taking part in an international race, killing the two American crew members. The balloon was flying close to a military base, and Belarussian authorities said the Americans failed to respond to warning shots and to a radio demand that they identify themselves. The names of the victims were being withheld pending notification of relatives.
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