Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on November 1, 1979 · Page 3
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Rochester, New York
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Thursday, November 1, 1979
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'Felt something was going to happen survivor says By ALESSANDRO ANNIBALI As told to United Press International MEXICO CITY I was sitting near the back, mear the window. I felt it. I felt something was'going to happen. When we left Los Angeles at 3 in the morning, the plane was going up very slowly. We were not very high. I don't know why the plane was flying so low. ' When we arrived in Mexico City the DC-10 was going down little by little, very slowly, and then we found a lot of fog and I couldn't see anything else. I couldn't see the ground. I just saw that the plane was tilted a little bit toward the right, and it touched down with the right tire. A lot of fire came out and the pilot tried to go up again but it was not possible so we turned right more and more, more dangerously, and then a big explosion. I closed my eyes and I tried to stay in my place. When I opened them I saw a lot of fire and I heard a lot of voices. I Flight 2605's crew, passenger list Associated Press Here is a list, provided by Western Airlines, ol 88 people aboard Flight 2605, which crashed yesterday in Mexico City. None of the bodies in Mexico City has been identified, so the list specifies omy those known to have survived, 15 passengers and two crew members, and others who were aboard. 60 passengers and 11 crew members. Home towns and ages are supplied where known. Surviving Passengers Annibali. Alessandro Bologna. Italy. Duran, T. Oena . unknown. Frates. Mr. E. Los Angeles. Hoogland, AMard Holland. Legorreta, Enrique Los Angeles. Martinez, Mrs. R. Los Angeles. Martinez, Mr. R. Los Angeles. Moreno, Gabriel r Mexico. Moreno. Teodoro unknown. " Nacagas. Duane Stockton, Calif. Razo, Carmen Mexico City, Razo. Teresa Mexico City. Ruiz, Pedro unknown. Scott, Pandora Chico, Calif. Vidales. Jose L. unknown. , Surviving Crew Members Richards, Donald II, 26 Aurora, Colo. ValenciaEduardo, 27 Los Angeles. Other Passengers Areies, Mitchell unknown. Audelo. Mr. W. La Habra, Calif. Audelo, Mrs. P. La Habra. Calif. Barrios, Adrian unknown. Barrios, Cesar unknown. Barrios, Madel Carmen unknown. Barrios, Noe unknown. Barrios. Silvia unknown. Barrios. Veronica unknown. Castellanos, C. Mexico. Cheng, Mr. H.Y. Hong Kong. Cipriam, G. San Marcos. Mexico. Cook, Bill San Diego. Donnell, Mike Los Angeles. Donnell, Liane Encino, Calif. Donnell, Maurice Encino, Calif. Elizalde, Ms. M. unknown. Flores, Mr. C. San Francisco. Gallegos, Mr. R. Los Angeles. Garcia, Mr. E. unknown. Hermosillo. Delores Torre unknown. Juarez, Columbia unknown. He said he'd never fly Associated Press CHICAGO Five months ago, ABC News field producer Ken - Lucoff covered the worst airplane ' crash in American history and later said he never wanted to fly in a DC-10. Yesterday, he died on his way to cover rioting in El Salvador when a DC-10 crashed at the Mexico City airport. After an American Airlines DC-10 crashed on takeoff from O'Hare International Airport last May 25, killing 273 people, the 31-year-old Lucoff was as Democrat & Chronicle is published seven days a week. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By CARRIER: Weekdays, 51.25 per week; SUNDAYS, fifty cents; Weekdays and Sundays, 51 .75 per week; Saturday and -Sunday, seventy-five cents per week, single day only by carrier, 25c. By MOTOR ROUTE Delivery: Weekdays. 51 .40 per week, Sunday, fifty cents; Weekdays and Sunday, $1.90 per week. Saturday and Sunday, 75c per week. Single copy 25c. By MAIL: First and second zones. Weekdays S24.50 for 3 months, $89.00 per year; Sundays $10.75 for 3 months; $39.00 per year. For rates outside first and second zones call Subscriber Service, 232-5550 or write 55 Exchange St., Rochester, N.Y. 14614. Mail rates apply only where there is no Democrat & Chronicle newspaper carrier or motor route dflivery service. Published weekdays and Sundays by Gannett Co., Inc. Second 'class postage paid at Rochester, N.Y. USPS 153-100 Volume 147. Number 305. TAKE THE HASSLE OUT OF HOUSE HUNTING! Check today's classified Ads. PIANO RENTALS '6 Month mm. A Monh plus cartage with purchase option (purchase not required) X 1 1 f ,1 V New & used p J I ii l f "I Sales & service ' ( I i Vl Trades welcome , ljj" j I opened my seatbelt and came out of the plane. It was broken in two parts and when I was . . . not very far away from the plane I heard it blow up. I heard a big explosion. - The plane was broken apart near me, on my right side, so I had a very big place to jump out and I remembered after that there was a woman in front of me. But when I jumped I just was thinking of myself and I don't know exactly if she is alive or if she is dead. I don't know. n After I got out of the plane there was a car coming, an ambulance, and I jumped in but then had to wait because other people were coming. My left hand and my foot is burned and my shoulder is dislocated. When the car was full with seven or eight people, I came here to the hospital and then here there were people in worse condition than me so I had to wait a little bit. I feel very lucky. Kies, Robert San Diego. King. Jeff San Diego. Koerner, Nancy Pasadena, Calif ' Kronseth. Miss K. Vancouver, B.C. Laity. Donald W. Los Angeles. Legorreta. Mr. J. Los Angeles. Lipke. Laurie Seattle. Lipke. Wayne Seattle. Lucoff, Ken Chicago. Maleno. Mr. J. unknown. Mejia. Guadalupe unknown, Moises, Mr. I., Sr. unknown. Montana, Ms. M. unknown. Moreno. Joseph A. San Francisco. Natera, Esperanza Mexico. Perez, Carmen unknown. Perez, Ms. S.. unknown. Ramirez, Mr. J.S. Mexico. Ramirez, Mr. L.H. Mexico. Ramirez, Mr. M.H. Mexico. , Razo, Angela Mexico City. Reyes, Ms. G. San Francisco Rios, Aurora unknown. Rios, R. Piedad, Mexico. . Rivas, Rigoberto Los Angeles. Rivero, Blanca I. Los Angeles. Rodriguez, Estella Mexico. Rosenblum, Mr. E. Huntington Park, Calif. - Salgado. Maria Nicaragua. Solis, Jaime unknown. . Soria, Mr. E. Mexico City. St. Pierre, Mrs. M. Mexico. Suarez, Vicente unknown. Tafoya, D. San Marcos, Mexico. Ugarte, Avelardo Los Angeles. Valdovinos, Miss. P. unknown. Valdovinos, Mr. R. unknown. Whitten, Ruth Crymes Honolulu. Other Crew Members Dzida. Vikki Lynn, 21 - Norwalk. Calif. Gilbert, Capt. Charles. 53 Rolling Hills. Calif. Haley, Teresa Sugano, 26 Long Beach, Calif. Miller, Kathleen. 25 Orange, Calif. Pond, Roy, 26 Inglewood. Calif. Reichel. 2nd Officer Ernest, 44 Auburn, Wash. Roundtree. Larry, 27 Redondo Beach, Calif. Smith. Sharon R.. 21 La Puente, Calif Stockwell. John P., 23 Long Beach, Calif. . Tovar, Regina, 24 Hawthorne, Calif. Walsh, 2nd Officer Daniel J. Jr., 39 - Camarillo, Calif. a DC-10 again . . . signed as field producer for the network's coverage. "In a conversation on Friday," an associate recalled, "Lucoff said 'I have not flown a DC-10 since the crash in Chicago and I won't fly a DC-10 unless it's the only way I can get there.'" Lucoff, who was based here, originally was not even supposed to go to El Salvador. But ABC News called from New.York late Tuesday and pulled him off an assignment for next week's Cleveland mayoral election. BLACK VELVET' 8LENDE0 CANADIAN WHKKy n ppiw IMPORTFD BY to 1979 HEUBIEIN, CRASH f From Page 1A Preliminary reports indicated the plane's crew may have realized a split-second too late it was headed down a closed runway and vainly tried to abort the landing. It should have landed on a parallel runway. Authorities said the plane struck a parked dump truck on the runway that had been closed for repairs, killing the truck driver, and then plowed into two airport buildings. As the jet broke apart, chunks of wreckage cut through a slum tenement district. No deaths were reported in the tenements. "Everything seemed normal until the right side of the plane hit something," said one survivor, Allard Hoogland, 27, an agricultural engineer from the Netherlands. "There must have been something on the runway For a few moments we were free of the ground, and then we hit the ground again." Still strapped in his seat, he was thrown out and "landed on the runway upside down with the seat belt still on," said Hoogland. The Mexican Transportation Ministry said the pilot, Capt. Charles Gilbert, "tried to land on the wrong runway," clipped a truck, then headed for the correct runway to the right but swiped a building with his right wing-tip. Gilbert was not listed among the sources said the plane was making an .instrument approach on runway 23-right, one of two parallel runways. Runway 23-left has been closed for repairs since Oct. 19. The sources said that as the plane entered a fog bank, the tower asked whether it had the runway in sight. The crew said it did not, and began to pull up in order to circle for another approach. But some airport workers who witnessed the crash from up close said the plane tried to land in the correct runway, 23-right, but pulled up for un- -known reasons and veered to the right. A Braniff Airlines employee who witnessed the crash from 200 yards away said it appeared the plane first touched down on the correct runway and then inexplicably turned up its engines and tried to pull up while veering to the right; HP rcrois h SPECIAL PURCHASE of FACTORY SECONDS 2 DRAWER FILE with lock ( locks both Lit Prica $59.96 drawers), high sides Ted's Ch & j' IU OLtui iiiiumoic .riy rnce hanging toloers. run $25.99 18" .deep... white only j '": colon ivtilablo ilighrly higher price INC., HAR FORD, COM IN' ii it iii wn I un II' ii iin i iiwi it i ii m 11 atV Pi 4 rtl jA iniig?fWN i v FLORIDA' INDIAN TOWN Port Okeechobee MaVaca Westl Palm Beach! FLOOD From Page 1A The first word of the dam break came at 1:47 a.m. when a Florida East Coast Railway freight train crew radioed it had been derailed by a flash flood near Port Mayaca, about 40 miles northwest of West Palm Beach. By daybreak, flood waters that were 29 feet deep in some low lying areas had covered an area of ranches and lakeside fishing resorts along a 20-mile stretch of the northeast shore of Lake Okeechobee between Port Mayaca and Nubbin Slough to the north. William Marrietta, who owns a 300-acre cattle ranch a mile from thev reservoir, took a direct hit from the flood wave. "I woke up when my daughter screamed," Marrietta said. "When I got out of bed, the water was up to my knees." Marrietta, his wife and three children made their way from the house to a nearby barn, where they scrambled to the roof and shivered in the dark for For that V MIDTOWN EASTVIEW ' b-LaWe-1 0 To face a typica" Rochester jj Jf 1 W. winter in style and comfort . ( jfMjJfiW j IM' fM it takes a warm, smartly . fAffimW I f p f ih styled topcoat or overcoat. f WwvfLl4J f ll if ill : Our new selection is 7 JJj 'V AT'i ' Ml 4 superb, including both ft VK'M ft , Ml IX single and double breasted f I f f ZA $ if models, herringbones, , I Mj I'M : J rii cashmere, camel hairs, pure III WyV j jVjffpt' wools and wool blends in a VjL- f$' ! Js litll ' good choice of fashion SJ rfl colors The best time to fcv P ; '? ' select yours is right now. . Na F I topcoats i ' ' rltesr. Fronts- iVjO OVERCOATS s V I v . T ... FromS ' --s Atlantic 22? peacn five hours before being rescued by a helicopter. Marrietta said the water was chin-deep by the time his family reached the barn. "There are about 1,700 people in the area that we have evacuated and they will be out of their homes at least tonight and some will be two days before they can get back to their homes," Waters said. FPL spokesman Charles Scheer said the reservoir was filled in 1977 and will be used to cool two oil-fired generators that are under construction at the giant utility's Indiantown plant. One generator is expected to become operational in 1980 and the other in 1981. The generators are at the opposite end of the reservoir from the dam and were not damaged, Scheer said. The dam was built by the Midvalley Construction Co. of Texas from dirt mixed with a small amount of concrete, Scheer said. It is 150 feet wide at the base and 25 to 30 feet wide at the top. The depth ranges from 9 to 19 feet. Miami Neat, Dressy Appearance . . . Nothing Replaces a GREECE TOWNE MALL Major Credit Cards Honored or Use Your McFarlin Charge Democrat and Chronicle Rochester. N.Y. i thurs.. Nov. 1,79 j Maybe satellite j saw 'superbolt' : 1 New York Times NEW YORK A "superbolt," which is a lightning flash so powerful that it can release as much energy as a small nuclear weapon, may account for what was originally thought to be a nuclear detonation near South Africa last month, some scientists now believe. Several dozen superbolts have been identified in recent years by bomb-monitoring Vela satellites, one of which made the Sept. 22 observation. Such lightning flashes, with 100 times more energy than a normal bolt, occur chiefly over water. Today and tomorrow, specialists in a variety of fields will meet in Washington under White House auspices ,to review possible explanations of last month's event. Superbolts are seen by some as the most plausible explanation because, as with the Sept. 22 event, they produce a very brief flash much like that of a nuclear detonation. However, the recording was of a double pulse, which is characteristic of nuclear explosions, rather than the single flash recorded from superbolts. The initial flash is from the triggering device, followed by the main detonation. Specialists at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico, which developed the satellites that watch for -secret weapons tests, are said to be convinced that last month's flashes were typical of those from a nuclear test. The most obvious explanation for the twin flashes would be a secret nuclear weapons test. South Africa's vehement denial of a nuclear test has led to suggestions that a missile was inadvertently launched and detonated by a Soviet submarine. However, such an explosion should have produced signs , and none have been detected. TOPCOAT or OVERCOAT HICKEY-FREEMAN HART SCHAFFNER & MARX JACOB SIEGEL HARRY FISCHER MAJER mil m

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