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April 13, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three U-2 spy planes returned to the air to search Colorado's snow-covered mountains for a missing Air Force pilot and his A-10 Thunderbolt warplane. The surveillance planes, which use infrared technology, were taking pictures of a 476-square-mile area near New York and Red and White mountains, about 20 miles southwest of Vail. The Thunderbolt carrying four 500-pound bombs was reported missing April 2 when Capt. Craig Button broke away from a three-plane formation over Arizona.
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NEWS
July 21, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
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...
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 11, 1999 | Reuters
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.
NEWS
February 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2012 | By Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times
Presidents and wannabe presidents are supposed to read. A novel or a work of history under their arms makes them look, in a word, presidential. But just like the ties they wear, the book titles the candidates share with us are more than likely approved by image-conscious consultants. There's something suspicious, for example, about the list of favorite books on Barack Obama's Facebook page, which includes Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance," "Moby Dick," Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon," and Shakespeare's tragedies.
WORLD
August 26, 2003 | Rich Connell and Robert J. Lopez, Times Staff Writers
The convoy rumbled north, through the heart of the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. It was the fourth day of the war, and the men of Charlie Company had orders to capture the Saddam Canal Bridge on the city's northern edge. The Marines were taking heavy fire. Then there was an ear-splitting blast. A rocket-propelled grenade ripped open one of the amphibious assault vehicles, lifting it off the ground. A thick, dark cloud filled the vehicle's interior.
NEWS
April 5, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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