April 13, 1997 |
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 12, 2012 |
The iPhone 5 is expected to be released today and with it a new iPhone charger cable that might be called "Lightning," according to a report. For months, we've been hearing that Apple planned to update the iPhone's dock connector for the first time since launching the iPhone in 2007, and now we may know why. Nine to 5 Mac is saying the company will also introduce a new cable that people inside the company are referring to as Lightning....
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.