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April 25, 1992 | CORINNE SCHMIDT, THE WASHINGTON POST
One U.S. airman was missing and two others injured Friday when a Peruvian military plane fired on a U.S. Air Force transport plane off the coast of Peru. U.S. Ambassador Anthony Quainton contacted Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori about the incident, which occurred at 5:01 p.m. Fujimori "immediately offered apologies and promised an investigation," a U.S. source said.
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April 24, 2001 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. and Peruvian anti-drug officials knew all along that missionaries and drug smugglers fly the same routes over the Peruvian jungle, and they had worried about just such an incident as Friday's inadvertent downing of a plane carrying an American missionary family, former officials of the U.S. Embassy in Lima said Monday. "Our worst fear was: 'What if we shoot down [some] missionaries?' " said one former embassy official involved in anti-drug efforts.
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April 24, 2001 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. and Peruvian anti-drug officials knew all along that missionaries and drug smugglers fly the same routes over the Peruvian jungle, and they had worried about just such an incident as Friday's inadvertent downing of a plane carrying an American missionary family, former officials of the U.S. Embassy in Lima said Monday. "Our worst fear was: 'What if we shoot down [some] missionaries?' " said one former embassy official involved in anti-drug efforts.
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April 28, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration on Monday ordered the suspension of counternarcotics flights over Peru in a move that appeared to herald a virtual cease-fire in the U.S. drug war there, officials said. The decision, revealed by the State Department late Monday, was the result of a weekend incident in which two Peruvian air force jets fired on a U.S. C-130 aircraft as it completed what U.S. officials characterized as a routine drug-surveillance flight over Peru.
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April 28, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration on Monday ordered the suspension of counternarcotics flights over Peru in a move that appeared to herald a virtual cease-fire in the U.S. drug war there, officials said. The decision, revealed by the State Department late Monday, was the result of a weekend incident in which two Peruvian air force jets fired on a U.S. C-130 aircraft as it completed what U.S. officials characterized as a routine drug-surveillance flight over Peru.
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April 25, 1992 | CORINNE SCHMIDT, THE WASHINGTON POST
One U.S. airman was missing and two others injured Friday when a Peruvian military plane fired on a U.S. Air Force transport plane off the coast of Peru. U.S. Ambassador Anthony Quainton contacted Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori about the incident, which occurred at 5:01 p.m. Fujimori "immediately offered apologies and promised an investigation," a U.S. source said.
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