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January 29, 1996 | EMI ENDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The skydiving community remained shaken Sunday after a veteran Long Beach sky diver plunged to his death on a residential street in Perris this weekend. Larry Langrand, 50, had jumped out of a plane for practice Saturday morning when a loose line became entangled with the rigging from his main and backup parachutes, police said. "It just instills in you that you've got to be very, very careful," said Melanie Conatser, owner of Perris Valley Skydiving Center.
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September 18, 2000 | Associated Press
A 68-year-old experienced skydiver died Sunday when her parachute apparently failed to open, authorities said. "Witnesses said they saw the victim having difficulty during her jump and crashed to the ground," said Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Lohman. Judy Bieloh of Long Beach was pronounced dead at the scene, said Lohman. She completed more than 1,000 jumps in eight years of skydiving, Lohman said.
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September 18, 2000 | Associated Press
A 68-year-old experienced skydiver died Sunday when her parachute apparently failed to open, authorities said. "Witnesses said they saw the victim having difficulty during her jump and crashed to the ground," said Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Lohman. Judy Bieloh of Long Beach was pronounced dead at the scene, said Lohman. She completed more than 1,000 jumps in eight years of skydiving, Lohman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1996 | EMI ENDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The skydiving community remained shaken Sunday after a veteran Long Beach sky diver plunged to his death on a residential street in Perris this weekend. Larry Langrand, 50, had jumped out of a plane for practice Saturday morning when a loose line became entangled with the rigging from his main and backup parachutes, police said. "It just instills in you that you've got to be very, very careful," said Melanie Conatser, owner of Perris Valley Skydiving Center.
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June 3, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six weeks ago today, a plane carrying a pilot, an observer and 20 skydivers crashed on takeoff at Perris Valley Airport. Sixteen died. The six who survived were spared because of their positions in the airplane. They were in the back, behind those who perished.
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September 25, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of the sky-diving plane that crashed on takeoff near Perris last April, killing 16 people, has lost his inspector's license because he failed to keep proper maintenance records and certify the condition of the plane, Federal Aviation Administration officials said. The FAA's revocation order means that while Bennie E. Conatser can continue to operate his sky-diving facility at Perris Valley Airport, he can no longer certify maintenance work done on his aircraft.
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September 25, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of the sky-diving plane that crashed on takeoff near Perris last April, killing 16 people, has lost his inspector's license because he failed to keep proper maintenance records and certify the condition of the plane, Federal Aviation Administration officials said. The FAA's revocation order means that while Bennie E. Conatser can continue to operate his sky-diving facility at Perris Valley Airport, he can no longer certify maintenance work done on his aircraft.
SPORTS
June 3, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six weeks ago today, a plane carrying a pilot, an observer and 20 skydivers crashed on takeoff at Perris Valley Airport. Sixteen died. The six who survived were spared because of their positions in the airplane. They were in the back, behind those who perished.
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