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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 13, 1985, Darmstadt, Hesse Page 28 * * THE STARS AND STRIPES Friday, December 13, 1985250 GIs, 8 crew killed in jet crash in CanadaFrom Page 1plane went down about a half mile fromthe runway near Gander Lake.Roads to the airport were blocked, andemergency vehicles with yellow lights flash-ing stood by as rescue workers shivering inthe December cold searched in vain for sur-vivors. Smoke appeared lo be lingering inthe air hours after the crash.The Canadian Search and Rescue in Ha-lifax, Nova Scotia, said the Gander controlcenter reported no survivors among the 250passengers and eight crew members,"There was a flash, just like a sunburst,"said Judy Parsons, a car rental agent whowitnessed the crash from the airport park-ing lot. "It lasted for just two seconds, andthen I heard an explosion. There was a lotof black smoke."Medley Gill, another car agent who alsowas outside, said, "I saw this big mushroomcloud off the runway."The Canadian government sent 15 inves-tigators lo the scene, according to DaveOwen of Canada's Accident Safety Bureau.At Fort Campbell, base commander Maj.Gen. Burton D. Patrick told a news confer-ence an Army team would help transferremains from Newfoundland to Dover AFBin Delaware, where identification of thebodies could take up to a week.In Washington, White House spokesmanLarry Speakes said initial reports indicate"no evidence of sabotage" or an explosionin flight.Federal Aviation Administration spokes-man Vedder Steed in Atlanta said the planebelonged to Arrow Air, which was amongmore than 400 airlines whose operationswere the subject of a 1984 FA A probe.Neither the FAA nor Arrow Air could im-mediately provide details of the investigation,but Arrow Air spokesman Robin Mattell inMiami told the Associated Press the airline "isin good standing with the FAA."Mattell said Thursday's crash was "thefirst fatality we've had."Patrick said use of a charter flight tocarry soldiers is "nothing unusual. We dothat as a matter of routine."Artist Diego diesof lung cancer at 65TAUNUSSTEIN, Germany (S&S) —Antonio Diego Vocc, 65, an Italian-bornartist known lo many Americans in Europe,has died after a three-month battle withlung cancer. He was 65.Vocc's works were widely exhibited inGermany, the United States and Canada.Many of his buyers were U.S. servicemem-bers, who bought his paintings and draw-ings at special military shows.Vocc signed his works as Diego, which isthe way most of his admirers knew him.He died Tuesday in his home.Born in Gaspenna, Italy, Vocc spent 20years in Germany, the last 10 inTaunuxstein, near Wiesbaden. The GaleriaDahms, Wiesbaden, is a main outlet for hisworks, which sell for up to $6,000.Voce is survived by his wife, Helga, and adaughter, Alessandria. Services were sched-uled for Friday in Taunusstcin..The ill-fated flight originated in Cairo,Egypt, and refueled in Cologne, Germany,before refueling again in Gander and takingoff on the final leg of the trip to Fort Camp-bell.Canadian Transport Minister DonMazankowski said the plane climbed no high-er than 1,000 feet before crashing.Wives and children who had excitedly gath-ered earlier at the fort to welcome the soldiershome with a brass band waited anxiously furword."There was grief. There was concern," saidFort Campbell spokesman Maj. James Gleis-berg. He added that the families keeping vigil"didn't know if their husbands, or fathers orloved ones were actually on board.""There is still doubt and hope on theirpart."Chaplains and the wives of soldiers who hadalready returned safely from the Sinai prayedwith the families and comforted them as theywaited for news that the Army said could takeup to two days to reach them.President Reagan said he and Mrs. Rea-gan were shocked and saddened."Our hearts go out to the loved ones ofthese brave soldiers who have paid the full-est price in the service of their country andthe cause of peace," Reagan said in hiswritten statement.The crash victims were some of 750 to 800soldiers in the force and were returning homeon a rotational basis, according to Maj. LarryIccnogle, a Pentagon spokesman. He said afirst group of 250 soldiers arrived at FortCampbell a week ago. The plane that crashedwas carrying the second group.The airport was overcast with light snowand light winds at the time of the crash,according to the aviation weather report.There had been light, freezing drizzle a fewhours earlier.In Ottawa, a Transport Ministry spokes-man said a crash operations center andtemporary morgue had been set up at thescene.Canada's prime minister, Brian Mulro-ncy, arriving for a Cabinet meeting in Otta-wa, called the crash "an enormous trag-edy."Gander International Airport, about 150miles northwest of St John's, the capital ofNewfoundland on Canada's Atlantic sea-board, is often used by planes traveling be-tween North America and Europe.The DC-8 is a four-engine jet manufac-tured by McDonnell Douglas. The planethat crashed was 16 years old and hadflown about 50,000 hours and 27 millionmiles, a spokesman for the manufacturersaid.The crash, the worst air disaster ever inCanada, adds to this year's record deathtoll in commercial aviation, which alreadyexceeds 1,400 people.The Multinational Force and Observerson Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has troops fromthe United States, Fiji, Colombia, Austra-lia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy,Uruguay, France and England. They areunder the command of military officersfrom Norway.It was created as a peacekeeping force topolice the disengagement of Israeli andEgyptian troops under the two nations'1979 peace treaty, the only such treaty be-tween Israel and an Arab country.ALLIESFrom Page 1about cuts of between SI5 billion and S20billion in the $30 billion defense budget forthis year.NATO programs consume roughly 60percent of those funds. In addition to sup-porting U.S. forces, the United States con-tributes to common defense programs andaids several NATO countries.The foreign ministers, meanwhile,adopted a cooperation agreement on weap-ons procurement, to cut costs.For years, NATO officials have espousedthe ideal of sharing weapons systems, there-by saving the costs of duplicating designsand setting up production.Yet under pressure from national arma-ments industries and military officers witha preference for domestically made weap-onry, nations have traditionally taken a go-it-alone approach to equipment purchasing.Under the new agreement, NATO repre-sentatives will find deficiencies in the currentsystem and step up efforts "to achieve a moreBUDGETFrom Page 1fiscal house in order," Reagan said in atwo-page statement. "Deficit reduction isno longer simply our hope and our goal —deficit reduction is now the law."Reagan said he is "mindful of the seriousconstitutional questions raised by some ofits provisions, (but) it is my hope that theconstitutional problems will be promptly re-solved so that the vitally important businessof deficit reduction can proceed."He cited provisions giving the Congres-sional Budget Office and the comptrollergeneral a role in determining trigger pointsfor ceding budget-cutting powers to the ex-ecutive branch and giving the presidentpower lo cancel defense contracts.The bill requires cuts of $11.7 billion in thefiscal year that began Oct. 1. It gradually re-duces the deficit annually with spending cuts—• half from defense and half from all otherareas except for nine "safety net" programsincluding Social Security and Mcdicaid. Thegoal is elimination of the deficit by 1991.Actress Baxter, 62, diesNEW YORK (AP) — Actress AnneBaxter, whose 45-year screen career includ-ed an Academy Award and the role ofscheming ingenue Eve Harrington in "AllAbout Eve, died Thursday morning, alawyer for her family said.Baxter, 62, collapsed with a cerebral he-morrhage Dec. 4 while walking along Mad-ison Avenue. She was admitted to the inten-sive care ward of Lenox Hill Hospital inManhattan, where she died at 10:50 a.m.,said the lawyer, Henry A. Perles.He said she never regained consciousness.Most recently, Baxter played the role ofVictoria Cabot, a wealthy widowed hotelowner, in the television series "Hotel."Baxter joined the weekly show in 1983when Bette Davis, who had starred as hotelowner Laura Trent, became ill."Acting is not what I do. It's what I am,"Baxter added. "It's my permanent, built-incathedral."U.K. hospital discharges "sleeping" SovietHEMEL HEMPSTEAD, England (AP)— A Soviet emigre said by doctors to havebeen feigning unconsciousness to avoid po-lice questioning about a large sum of moneyfound on him was discharged from the hos-pital Thursday and sent on his way home toFrance, the hospital said.Hospital administrator Frances Shana-han laid 43-year-old Vladimir Lcontev, anelectrical engineer who left the SovietUnion in 1978 and settled in France as arefugee, left Hcmel Hempstead GeneralHospital at 2 p.m. in an ambulance es-corted by police.He was to taVe the 6:45 p.m. ferry fromDover and be turned over to French policein Calais.Leontcv was informed of his departureonly an hour beforehand. "He was given theopportunity on three separate occasions tosay that be didn't want to go back toFrance," Shanahan said."He didn't react at all. His eyelids wenfluttering: that it a sign of consciousness. Heknew exactly where he was being taken." Sha-nahan said she was "very pleased, absolutelydelighted" to see Lcontev go.As Leontev was carried from the xopitalon a stretcher, his eyes were tightly. nut andhe made no response to questions thrown athim by reporters and hospital staff."He'll probably be taken lo an institutioni>f some sort, but I understand the police inTrance want to have a little chat with him,"Shanahan said.British police found $37,750 worth ofFrench currency on him on Nov. 16 whenhis rented motorcycle collided with two carsin the village of M&rkyale. He had arrivedin Britain on a ferry from France the daybefore and was identified by his Frenchtravel document.Markyate is near Hemel Hempstacd,which is 25 miles northwest of London.Detective Sgt. David Meaney, one of twopolice officers accompanying Leontev toFrance, said the money would be handedover to French police.cost-effective use of resources of the countriesof the alliance," and try to establish "cooper-ative projects," a NATO announcement satd.The United States agreed to appropriate$250 million to American industry as a"catalyst" to begin the program.Of that sum, 1200 million would go forcollaborative projects and $50 millionwould be for evaluation of allied equipment.Eventually, the United States and othernations could expect vast savings from co-operation on weapons building.The secretary predicted, "In the UnitedStates we've reached a point where both thepublic and the government know the deficithas to be down.As a result, the reaction to Shultz's mes-sage has been partly "sympathetic," the of-ficial said.temperaturesDECEMBER IIL H31 3420 34ir 47SI 7]46 5535 62•IJ 12,S7 7102 1735 3933 3S27 3055 n41 60Tl 3151 S439 4231 35•2 0907 173) MIi 34-II 0132 3065 1340 70M iiit n15 2134 4731 aAlbanvAibuaueroueAnchoraoeAtlantaAtlantic CityBaltimoreBluing*BirminghamBoliaBoilonBuffaloBurlingtonCnarlwton. S.C.Charleston, W.VaChicagoCincinnatiClevelandOa«ai-Ff. WorthDenverOft! MolneiDetroitFalrbanktParooHirHordHonoluluHouitonIndlenapolliJacktortvlll*Kaniai CllvLas VegasLlllle RockL H41 5957 SI43 6174 7704 II57 U6) Bl44 4945 7122 2505 1258 >034 5534 5245 SI27 40n 4034 3V45 6412 30n 3561 II07 n44 54a it7« n29 4133 3532 ii40 a17 21Los AngelesLouisvilleMiami BeachMlnn-St. PaulNashvilleNew OrleansNew YorkNortonOklahoma CityOmahaOrlandoPhiladelphiaPhoenlnPittsburghPortland, MainePortland, Ore.ProvidenceRalelgnRenoSI. LouisSI. PetersburgSail Lake CllvSan OtogoSan FranciscoSan JuanSee III*SyracuseTucsonWashingtonWichitaeuropean weather,Forecatl lor Friday: MotHy cloudy with locattv <**n«morning tog In Germany and Benetu*. except for In*central hill* ol Germany, which will lee locally dent*(reeling too in Ihe morning hours. Soulhern G«rm*nvwill have Hgfil inowirtowert, wtiilt norlhern Gormtnyand northern Benelux can expect totaled drliiH. Mtghtemperature* will range from high 30* to high 4tX, tow«from high 20* lo mW 30*. Sun*el Friday 423, WATlMSalurday e 16 Outlook Iw Saturday: LIMkt crMtng*exceot for a rite ot 2 lo 4 degree* Im temperature*.Temperature* recorded ThurWay:t-fpmAdana, b 52Amsterdam, (9 32 39Alhen*, o 57 55Aviano, o 30 48Berlin, IB 39 39Bremerhaven, (9 M 33Bruise**. ID 32 M4am 4omCopenhagen, o 30 ~Frankfurt, fLondon, mMadrid. DMunich, kParli, l|Rome, I3t 3S43 SO36 »31 3132 8U »Other worldwide temperature*;High LowCairo, f J5 4UDublin, clHelitnkl.Jcru*alem,t-Llibon, r4 3930 U69 46W S2High LOWMontreal, cl 77 Z)Mo*cow, d 34 UToronlo, cl 34 aVancouver, cl 39 a—Supolled Uv ine Aiioclaled Preu.F-fair; cl-ctoudv, m-mottly cloudy; p-pnrlly cloudy; fB-log, r-rein; s-snow.
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