The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on May 10, 1980 · Page 24
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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 24

San Bernardino, California
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Saturday, May 10, 1980
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Lnnj obituaries, faith, television, editorials Saturday, May 10, 1980 The Sun. San Bernardino. California II Section n, passenger die in plane eras Airma h Victim By KAREN PARKER Sun Staff Writer REDLANDS "What it comes down to is that he just wasn't qualified to fly that plane," flight instructor Richard Schultz said. Schultz was at one time Mark Brunelle's flight instructor and Brunelle, 20, of Norton Air Force Base, was one of two victims of the crash of a stolen twin engine Piper Seneca II in the Santa Ana riverbed wash north of Redlands Airport early Friday morning. Ironically, Brunelle piloted a single-engine plane that crashed in the Forest Falls area last weekend. In that crash, both the pilot and Taking By LEONARD METZ Sun Staff Writer SAN BERNARDINO Lets take a stroll around the National Orange Show today. If you want to fit the scene, wear your most colorful shirt or blouse. It'll be Polynesian Day, and there'll be dances, music and spectacular performances all day long in Swing Auditorium and two outdoor stages. Orange Show schedule AMATEUR CAMERA DAY Gates open 10 a.m. STARS OF THE DAY Tiare's Polynesian Spectacular 1980, 7:30 p.m., Swing Auditorium. Destruction Derby, (admission charge) 7:30 p.m., Stadium Features of the Day First annual Polynesian Festival. Daylong performances, Swing Auditorium, Stage I and Stage II, 21 Southland Polynesian groups. Amateur Camera Day models, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, Lagoon area. Dairy cattle judging, 8:30 a.m., Livestock Bldg. Paradise Valley Model "A" Club, 11 a.m. to closing, Lagoon area. Sheep blocking contest, 11 a.m. Dog show, 1 p.m., Livestock Bldg. Sheep and wool clothing judging, 4 p.m., Livestock Bldg. Beef cattle judging, 6 p.m. Day Honoring: 4-H Clubs, Good Sam Club, camera fans. RUN OF SHOW ATTRACTIONS Bob Baker Marionettes Magical Land of Aladdin Wackie Willie and Speed-O, clowns. Betty Fletcher Cooking School Rita Tumir cake decorating Early Day Gas Engines Parades by San Bernardino High School Cardinals, Official Orange Show Band. The body of just wasn't qualified9 for plane the passenger walked away from the scene. Unconfirmed reports circulating at the airport Friday were that Brunelle, Gary Adams, 28, also of Norton Air Force Base and several other persons late Wednesday night went to Redlands Airport, where the plane from last weekend's crash had been towed, to view the wreckage. Reports were that Brunelle, w ho had been counseled by Schultz just that afternoon about his mountain crash, and Adams stole the plane, which Schultz says Brunelle was neither experienced enough to fly a little stroll around the Orange Show It'll also be Amateur Photography Day, so bring your camera and plenty of film. Cash prizes will be offered for the best pictures taken during the 1980 Orange Show. The gates open at 10 a.m. As you come through from E Street you pass Stage I, where half the first Polynesian Festival and Dance Competition in the United States will begin at 11 a.m. Walking east along the outside one plane crash victim is removed from the scene nor would have had the money to rent. The $81,000 plane was reported stolen to Redlands police at 8:30 a.m. Thursday by the owner, Warren Hunt, head of Tri State Aviation, a commercial operator at Redlands Airport. Brunelle reportedly had about 92 hours of flying time and a private pilot's license to fly single-engine planes. Schultz said Brunelle may have become disoriented in the fog. Instrument landing knowledge is not required for a private pilot's license, Schultz said. of the Orange Show stadium, where a destruction derby will be held 7:30 tonight, you come to the Old Gas Engine Display. Operators will cut logs, grind corn and pump water using engine power, to show how it was done in the Good Old Days. Next is the 4-H and F.F.A. Livestock Building, where dairy cattle judging has been in progress since 8:30 a.m. A sheep-blocking contest will be held here at 11 a.m., a dog show at 1 p.m., sheep and wool clothing judging at 4 p.m. and beef cattle judging at 6 p.m. Turning to the left past the outdoor exhibits building (boating, camping and other outdoor supplies) and the Orange Show restaurant, you reach the Lagoon. There is no truth to the rumor that a mysterious monster, iv-visible and silent, lurks in the bottom of the Lagoon. Instead of a creature of the lagoon, more pleasant creatures await you. Until 2 p.m. California Citrus Queen Shannon Davidson, her four princesses and 100 other Southland models will pose for you. If you like unusual backgrounds for your pictures, members of the Paradise Valley Model "A" Club will place their ancient Ford cars on exhibit in the Lagoon area beginning at 11 a.m. Pictures taken on the grounds at any time during the 11-day Orange Show are eligible for the $640 in cash prizes awarded after the show. But as a rule, most pictures entered in Orange Show contests are taken on Photography Day. v?V Norton Air Force Base reported that the flying condition at 3 a.m. Friday, the estimated time of the crash, was overcast with visibility at about seven miles. "He was just telling me that day when I counseled him about his last crash that he wasn't going to fly again until he had an instructor with him," Schultz said. "It just doesn't make sense." Schultz said that when he heard of the theft of the plane and that Brunelle and Adams had not shown up at work Thursday he and John Krueger, the owner of Skyways Charters, which operates West of the Lagoon is Swing Auditorium. Here, at 7:30 p.m., "Tiare's Polynesian Spectacular 1980" will be presented. North of Swing are the Kiddy Rides area and the Magic Theater, where "The Magical Land of Aladdin" will be presented at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Just east is the Citrus Feature Exhibits Building, with a first-aid annex on the south end and a depository for lost children in a north end annex. Inside are 24 large, animated exhibits submitted by California counties and communities. Here also are the Home Economy Kitchen and the tropical fish and photography exhibits. Here, the Betty Fletcher Cooking School will give demonstrations and provide cooking tips all day long. During the afternoon Rita Tumir will show how to decorate a cake just like the experts do. The photography exhibit, in addition to the winners of an international competition held before the show, contains a display of prize-winning color slides taken during the past 25 Orange Shows. As you walk through the tropical fish exhibit from the front end, stop at the Marine Saltwater display that won the Best of Show award for David Allen. Look closely at the white anemone in the foreground. Inside the anemone you may see a pink Saddleback clown, preening itself and rubbing unconcerned against the waving white fronds. If it were anything but a clown fish, attendants at the exhibit said, - .' - - - - v f t j Staff photo by Greg Schneider out of the airport, thought there might be a connection and w ent to the end of the runway to look for wreckage. He said that when they saw what might be wreckage across the Santa Ana river, they got in a plane and flew over the site. After confirming the wreck, they alerted the Yucaipa Sheriff's substation, which in turn notified Redlands fire and police departments. "I didn't go out to the scene," Schultz said. "I want to remember Brunelle just as I last saw him." the anemone would sting it to death. But clown fishes and anemones have struck a truce, and live together in peace. You may also see in the bottom of the tank a blue fin damsel fish darting backward and forward in front of an opening in the coral. The attendants say they don't know why the fish acts in this manner. It's not guarding a nest, and at feeding time readily deserts its post and comes to the top for food. North of the Feature Exhibits Building is Stage II, where the other half of the Polynesian Day competitions will be held, beginning at 11 a.m. The next building contains the Citrus Museum, hobby and crafts FROGGY'S PLANT PAD 1644 E. Highland-Del Rosa center PLANTS FOR MOM from $1.98 886-8583 In grateful appreciation to our dear friends, neighbors, family and New Life Fellowship for all your flowers, cards and kindnesses extended in the loss of our dear husband, father and grandfather, John Sullivan. Adeline Sullivan Family EARN 24 on s 100,000 T.D. NOTES UNIVERSAL FINANCIAL 886-7041 or 825-2427 Pilot's 2nd crash in two iveeks By RICHARD BROOKS Sun Staff Writer REDLANDS A Norton Air Force Base serviceman crashed his second plane in two weeks near here, killing himself and another airman, sheriff's deputies said Friday. Airman 1st Class Mark Brunelle, 20, and Sgt. Gary Adams, 28, both assigned to the 63rd Field Maintenance Squadron, crashed in the Santa Ana River wash, about a half-mile from Redlands Airport. Preliminary investigation showed that the tw in-ngine Piper Seneca II was stolen from the airport about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, shortly before the crash. Aviation officials said Brunelle, the pilot, had only 90 hours of flight experience and was not licensed to fly twin-engine aircraft. Brunelle death last crashed a narrowly escaped Saturday when he rented single-engine Cessna 152 in Mill Creek Canyon. He and passenger Cary Johnson, 20, of San Dimas, "miraculously" suffered only minor injuries in that accident, officials said. A newspaper clipping about the first accident was found in Brunelle's pocket, a coroner's spokesman said. The same sheriff's helicopter pilot who rescued Brunelle after the first crash was summoned to the fatal wreck. "I was really shocked when I pulled out the guy's ID card and I saw the same . . . name that I'd been staring at on my desk all week because of the other plane crash," Lt. Jon Gibson said. Gibson, who estimates he has investigated 200 crashes over the past 10 years, said, "I've only seen one other plane that was torn up worse than this." "It was so bad, I took the liberty of telling them (rescue coordinators) that they didn't need to roll the ambulance out there and I almost never do that," Gibson said. "I think he drove it into the ground going 250 mph at a very shallow angle . . . and bounced like a rock skipping off a lake." Officials said Brunelle had driven from Norton to the airport about 12:30 a.m. Thursday with three other airmen to show them the wreckage of the single-engine plane he'd crashed. After that, sources said, Brunelle offered to take his friends for a (Continued on B4. column 1) shows and Country Kitchen. On display are the Orange Show's collection of nearly 400 citrus crate labels, old-time fumigation and smudging pots, packing boxes, trucks and packaging machinery. The Flower and Garden Show is next, w ith outdoor gardens, arbors and picnic areas designed by Southlanders ringing the colorful Garden Building. To the west, just south of Gate Four, is the Bob Baker Marionettes outdoor theater, where performances will be given at 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Baker, who has been bringing his troop of animated animals to (Continued on B-4, column 1) WAYCOTT'S FLOWER SHOP OPEN SUNDAY 9 A.M. 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