August 15, 1985
A West German civilian glider collided with a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt on Tuesday, and the glider pilot bailed out and was hospitalized with injuries, the Air Force said. The pilot of the A-10 was unhurt and landed his plane safely at the British air base at Guetersloh.
July 21, 2011 |
Reporting from Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.-- The campgrounds, picnic groves and trolley parks that proliferated in Pennsylvania and Ohio in the late 19th century have survived through lean times and changing tastes to become some of the oldest operating amusement parks in the U.S. Photos: Vintage rides and attractions at America's oldest amusement parks Like many of the oldest theme parks on my trip across America's Coaster...
July 11, 1999 |
At least 30 people were injured in a collision between two trains on the Thunderbolt roller coaster at Kennywood Park, park officials said Friday. The accident occurred Thursday night as one train was about to leave the station and another train that had just completed the loop failed to stop, striking the back of the first train.
February 22, 1989 |
A man has died of injuries sustained in the crash of a U.S. Air Force jet in Remscheid in December, bringing the death toll to seven, officials said Tuesday. Truck driver Paul Gerd Kuepper, 47, died in a hospital Feb. 11 from burns, according to authorities in Remscheid, 24 miles northeast of Cologne. Fifty people were injured when an A-10 Thunderbolt II warplane crashed into a residential area Dec. 8.
December 18, 2011 |
The new Black Widow pendulum swing coming to Kennywood in 2012 will fling riders through the air like pint-size passengers on an enormous spinning Frisbee. > Photos: Black Widow thrill ride at Kennywood The 90-foot-tall thrill ride is set to debut May 17 with opening of the West Mifflin, Pa., theme park for the summer season. Riders will sit in 40 outward facing coaster-style seats as a counterclockwise-spinning circular gondola swings back and forth in a pendulum motion.
April 5, 1997 |
Snow and rain complicated the search for an Air Force student pilot who disappeared in the mountains as he flew a bomb-carrying jet on a training mission. Capt. Craig David Button vanished Wednesday as he flew west from Tucson aboard the last in a three-plane formation bound for the Barry M. Goldwater bombing range.
April 18, 1997 |
The Air Force will suspend its search for a missing warplane in the Colorado Rockies in five days if no sign of the A-10 Thunderbolt is found, Lt. Gen. Frank Campbell, commanding officer of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, announced before leaving Eagle, Colo., to return to the Tucson base. Capt. Craig Button took off from Davis-Monthan on a training flight April 2, before veering north and heading for Colorado with four bombs aboard.
April 15, 1997 |
A pilot who disappeared with an A-10 Thunderbolt jet almost two weeks ago could have disabled an emergency beacon and secretly bailed out over the Rocky Mountains, Air Force officials said. The possibility that Capt. Craig Button is still alive is lending urgency to the search for him and the $9-million jet. On Monday, ground and air searches focused on five sites in the area of New York Mountain. that contain "irregular shapes that are not normal in nature," said Lt. Gen.