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August 14, 1989 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
U.S. military helicopters on Sunday located the wreckage of a plane that crashed last Monday with Texas congressman Mickey Leland and 15 others aboard. Witnesses who visited the site said there were no survivors. U.S. rescue and recovery teams said that the plane hit a mountain about 4,300 feet above sea level, having missed clearing the peak by about 300 feet.
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August 14, 1989 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
U.S. military helicopters on Sunday located the wreckage of a plane that crashed last Monday with Texas congressman Mickey Leland and 15 others aboard. Witnesses who visited the site said there were no survivors. U.S. rescue and recovery teams said that the plane hit a mountain about 4,300 feet above sea level, having missed clearing the peak by about 300 feet.
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August 13, 1989 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
His eyes rimmed in red, a kit bag dropped wearily at his feet, Air Force Capt. John E. Matwick was describing the rigors of searching for a twin-engine plane in some of the roughest territory and most contrary weather conditions in the world. "With the weather so bad, the hard thing is just keeping track of where you have searched," the 33-year-old Palos Verdes, Calif., native said at Addis Ababa airport after a 10-hour day spent searching fruitlessly for the missing plane carrying Rep.
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August 13, 1989 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
His eyes rimmed in red, a kit bag dropped wearily at his feet, Air Force Capt. John E. Matwick was describing the rigors of searching for a twin-engine plane in some of the roughest territory and most contrary weather conditions in the world. "With the weather so bad, the hard thing is just keeping track of where you have searched," the 33-year-old Palos Verdes, Calif., native said at Addis Ababa airport after a 10-hour day spent searching fruitlessly for the missing plane carrying Rep.
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August 13, 1989 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
The United States dispatched additional troops and planes Saturday to supplement the search for missing Rep. Mickey Leland (D-Tex.) in Ethiopia, and the Soviet Union and two U.N. agencies joined the effort, according to U.S. officials. Officials also said that the earlier search area will be extended to include parts of eastern Sudan. That reflects the U.S.
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August 13, 1989 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
The United States dispatched additional troops and planes Saturday to supplement the search for missing Rep. Mickey Leland (D-Tex.) in Ethiopia, and the Soviet Union and two U.N. agencies joined the effort, according to U.S. officials. Officials also said that the earlier search area will be extended to include parts of eastern Sudan. That reflects the U.S.
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