The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on October 23, 1989 · Page 8
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The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois · Page 8

Bloomington, Illinois
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Monday, October 23, 1989
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A8 THE PANTAGRAPH, Monday, Turbulence shook plane before crash TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) A Boeing 727 shook violently and seemed to plunge just before it crashed in flames into a hillside, killing 131 people, a badly burned survivor said yesterday. "They told us to put on our seatbelts for landing, and then suddenly the plane began to shake, like air turbulence," said Evenor Lopez, a Honduran businessman. "But it went on for a long time, and we seemed to be descending too rapidly. Some people were screaming," Lopez said in an interview. Investigators from the National Air Transportation Safety Board arrived yesterday from the United States aboard a Coast Guard plane and went directly to the site of Saturday's crash. The plane was operated by the Honduran airline TAN-SAHSA. Authorities said 131 of the 146 people aboard were killed. U.S. Embassy spokesman Terry Knee-bone said there were 15 Americans aboard. Airline officials said three of the 15 survivors were American. Mark Jacobs, another embassy spokesman, released an incomplete list of the dead Americans, identified as Eduardo Apodaca, Maria Ester Apodaca, Charles Friederich, Connie Montealegre, Charles Kendall Morrow, Michael O'Shea, Daniel Yurista and Robert Hebb. He. said he did not have their ages or hometowns. He said he could not identify other U.S. citizens until relatives were notified. The plane's "black box" recorder HHgHi DieST mm Center- nrrnr? -p 1 663-9464 17s You Should Know Bob GIpson "Mr. Insurance" Be insurance wise 'OPSONIZE" R.W. GIPSON AGENCY Business Farm Home Auto Risk Managers 219 E. Washlngton-Bloomlngton . 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Alejandro Arguello, director of Nicaragua's civil aeronautics, quoted regional air controllers as saying the roof of the plane tore away before the crash. It was the worst air crash in Central American history. Among the dead were the Honduran Minister of Labor, Armando Blanco Paniagua; and Mario Rodriguez Cubero, an aide to Costa Rican president Oscar Arias. "I was asleep, and when I woke up we were on the ground," said Rosario Ubeda Gonzalez, a 30-year-old Nicaraguan who runs a restaurant in Shreveport, La., with her husband. "I was buckled into my seat, and I heard some people helping somebody behind me. Everything was on fire and I yelled, 'Don't leave me!' " Pilot Raul Argueta was one of the survivors. Doctors said all were in stable condition. Two Americans, Kurt Shaeffer and Eugene Van Dyke, were evacuated to U.S. hospitals. Jacobs identified Van Dyke as an employee of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Tegucigalpa and said he was taken to a burn center at Brooks Air Force Free Denial Exam for any now patient (includes 2 x-rays) Dr. Hugh Conway 305 f . Linden Normal, IL 4S4-5830 rSOLID OAK PRODUCTIONS Country Oak Furniture &' Collectibles flours: Tues Sat 10:00-5:00 112 miles East of Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, on Route 29 East. 217-544-8700 Custom Draperies Designer Quality Furniture WallFloor Coverings Chicago Mart Shopping In-Home Consultation Serving the BL0GS8INGTGK-HQRMAI AREA 608 N. LADD ST. PONTIAC, ILLINOIS 815842-3802 3525 Chicago 3526 Cincinnati 3527 Cleveland 3528 Dallas 3529 Denver 3530 Detroit 3531 Houston 3532 Kansas City 3533 Los Angeles 3534 Miami 3535 Milwaukee 3536 MinneapolisSt. Paul 3537 New York 3538 Philadelphia 3539 Phoenix 3540 Pittsburgh 3541 St. Louis 3542 San Diego 3543 San Francisco 3544 Seattle 3545 TampaSt. Pete 3546 Washington, D.C. National weather DOWPHONE service y"""" J - j J ' fy ft V, -I O V lMiiii Two women covered their noses bodies at the Central Morgue in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, yesterday, where they tried to identify bodies of relatives killed in Saturday's plane crash. Base In Texas. The hometowns of Shaeffer and Van Dyke were not available. The other U.S. survivor, Deborah Browning of Washington, D.C, was being treated for a broken ankle and burns. Hundreds of people gathered at The way most of your customers find you has nothing to do with your address. And everything to do with your location. In the GTE Everything Pages? You see, the more customers who locate your ad, the more customers AP to ward off the odor of dead Tegucigalpa's morgue yesterday as doctors continued the slow task of identifying charred bodies. Among them were relatives of Nicaraguan and Costa Rican passengers who rushed to Tegucigalpa after receiving word of the crash. The cause of the crash was still not clear. - - ? J- - i f 0 0 Where do most of your who can easily find their way to your business. In fact, 90 of all people who refer to the GTE directory follow up with a phone call or visit. After all, the GTE Everything Pages is like nothing else. No one has more Syria to punish pilots for downing airplane CILVEGOZU, Turkey (AP) Syrian officials said yesterday they will punish the pilots of two Jet fighters accused of shooting down a Turkish civilian airplane, killing all five crew members, a news report said. Turkish and Syrian officials met in Turkey to investigate the case, Turkey's semi-official Anatolia news agency reported. Turkish officials say two Syrian Mig-21 Jet fighters flew 12 miles over Turkish territory Saturday to shoot down the civilian airplane with missiles. They say all five crew members aboard were killed. A Syrian official, Seyit Hasun, told reporters after the 44-hour meeting in the border town of Cilvegozu that the pilots would be punished severely, Anatolia said. No further details were given. The dispatch quoted Hasun as saying the Syrians wanted to conduct an on-site investigation. It did not say whether the request was granted. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said Turkish Ambassador Erhan Turcel met late Saturday with ministry officials and was told Syria had set up a committee to investigate. The ministry asked Turcel to "convey the condolences of the Syrian government to the Turkish government and the families of the victims in this painful incident." It gave no details on how the plane was shot down or by whom. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Murat Sungar said the eg 0 customers find you? complete and accurate information. And the GTE Everything Pages reaches more homes in the GTE area than any other directory. Which means that not only will your customers know where to look for you. They'll know where to look first. civilian aircraft was a small propeller plane doing geographical survey work. Hanefi Demirkol, head of the Turkish delegation, told reporters his group showed the Syrians evidence including empty shell cases that showed the Turkish planes had been shot down by Syrian craft, Anatolia reported. Demirkol said the evidence also included a tape of the Syrian pilots' communication with their tower that showed the pilots disregarded Turkish orders not to enter Turkish airspace. The pilots are heard on the tape telling their tower they "hit the target," Demirkol was quoted as saying. Bombs injure 14 at soccer match AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Two homemade bombs exploded in a stadium during a soccer match yesterday and injured 14 people, including two police officers, authorities said. A police spokesman said six people were arrested in connection with the blasts. Earlier in the day, police had said 19 people were injured. The incident occurred during the first half of the match between the teams AJax Amsterdam and Feijenoord Rotterdam. THIPOWIKISON

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