New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 16, 1985, Page 10

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung August 16, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 16, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas lOA New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Friday, August 16,1985 Amateur shows tail missing before crash TOKYO (AF) — American aviation experts today flew by helicopter to a remote mountain ridge where 520 people died in the crash of a Japan Air Lines jumbo jet. New evidence was found that indicated the plane’s tail section had disintegrated in flight. The Americans — from the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Board and the Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. which built the plane — carried cameras and were dressed in mountain-climbing gear. The group was accompanied by Japanese investigators. At one point, a Japanese official pointed to an adjoining ridge where a gap in the solid treeline indicated the plane, fighting for altitude, had plowed through before smashing into the steep mountainside on Monday. It was the worst single-plane crash in air history. Only four people of the 524 aboard the 747 survived. There were six Americans among the 22 foreigners on board. Japan Broadcasting Corp., reported searchers located a piece of the vertical stabilizer on another mountainside some distance from the crash site, along the path of the stricken Boeing 747SR. Police in Kanagawa prefecture said a piece of heat insulating board, possibly from the plane, was found at the shore of Sagami Bay, south of Tokyo, where several other chunks of tail section debris were recovered earlier. The stabilizer and other parts of the plane’s tail section were found in the sea, about 90 miles from the Worst aviation disasters □ The worst air disaster: KLM Boeing 747 taking off crashes into taxiing Pan-Am 747 at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spam, killing 582 on March 27. 1977 □ The worst single-plane disaster: Turkish DC-10 crashes at Erlenonville, France, 26 miles northeast of Paris, killing 346 on March 3. 1974 □ The worst plane disaster at sea: Air India Boeing 747 crashes into Atlantic, 120 miles southwest of Ireland, killing 329 on June 23. 1985 □ The worst U.S. air disaster: American Airlines DC-10 loses an engine and crashes after takeoff at Chicago s O Hare International Airport, killing 271 aboard plane and 2 on the ground on May 25. 1979 □ Other major single-plane crashes: Saudi Arabian Lockheed L-1011 burns in emergency landing and kills 301 on Aug 19. 1980 at airport in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia; New York-Seoul flight of Korean Air Lines 747 is shot down by Soviet jet fighter off Sakhalin Island. USSR killing 269 people on Sept 1 1983. Air New Zealand DC-10 jetliner on sightseeing flight crashes into 12.400-foot mountain in Antarctica, killing 257 on Nov 28 1979 Chicago Tribune Graphic Source Chicago Tribune news reports crash site. Japan’s largest daily newspaper published a grainy photograph taken by an amateur photographer, showing a silhouetted jet flying overhead with most of its tail fin, including the rudder, missing. If authentic, the picture could provide evidence in determining what caused the crash. The photographer, Keiichi Yamazaki, said in a telephone interview he was in his garden in Okutama, 40 miles west of Tokyo, at 6:50 p.m. Monday when he noticed the plane “flying very low, with a lot of noise.” It was unusual, he said, because aircraft rarely fly over the area where he lives. “I grabbed my camera and took one shot. Then the plane disappeared,” Yamazaki, 43, said. The jetliner vanished from Tokyo air controllers' radar screens at 7:04 p.m. Yamazaki lives about 30 miles east of the crash site. JAL spokesman Geoffrey Tudor said the company was aware of the picture but had not obtained a copy of it or the negative. He said JAL officials did not doubt its authenticity. Japan Transport Ministry officials said Thursday that preliminary evidence indicated that the plane suffered tail section failure shortly after takeoff from Tokyo’s Haneda airport during the one-hour flight to Osaka. They ordered immediate inspection of tail sections on the 69 jumbo jets flown by Japan’s four commercial carriers. Short fuse African speech fuels sanctions sentiment WASHINGTON (AP) - By resisting any dramatic easing of its apartheid laws, the South African government has failed to give President Reagan what he wanted — ammunition to defeat strong congressional pressure for econonuc sanctions. It may also have put another nail in the coffin of Reagan’s controversial policy of “constructive engagement” toward the white South African government. The administation had the speech President P W apartheid Thursday for a move to ease the plight ^rica’s black majority. But it was disappointed. Instead of giving ministration an opportunity to defeat sanctions, pro-sanction lawmakers claimed their position had been strengthened by Botha’s speech. looked to Botha on dramatic of South the ad- Heavy majorities in both the House and Senate already have voted for sanctions, although the Senate hasn’t yet approved final passage. In a speech regarded as unexpectedly uncompromising, Botha declared he will never support such equal political rights as one-man, one-vote for blacks. He indicated it would be unacceptable for South Africa’s 24 million blacks to wrest control from the 5 million whites. Yet the administration had called earlier in the week for "political rights, equality and justice” for South Africa’s blacks. To Americans, political rights means one-man, one-vote. The Reagan administration was subdued in its response to Botha’s speech, calling it a “a positive statement," but otherwise declining to publicly characterize it. Adoration officials said the most positive feature was Botha’s expressed willingness for a dialogue with black leaders, although the conditions for such a dialogue weren’t specified. Reagan, who is recuperating in Santa Barbara, Calif., from recent cancer surgery did not watch the speech, which was carried live by the Cable News Network, so his personal response was not known. He has in the past bent over backward to defend actions of the South African government. But a senior administration official, who did not want to be identified, said the speech was disappointing. And Robert C. 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TV after first learning of tropical storm advisory □ During a hurricane watch, continue normal activities but stay tuned to National Weather Service broadcasts A watch means possible danger within 24 hours Chicago Tribune Graphic Source National Weather Service During the storm □ Remain indoors Travel is extremely dangerous when winds and tides are raging □ Tornados often are spawned by hurricanes Listen to radio and TV for storm warnings □ Beware the eye of the storm lf the calm passes directly overhead the lull may last only 30 minutes However, at the other side of the calm, the storm still rages but the fierce winds will strike from opposite direction After the storm □ Seek necessary medical care at disaster stations or hospitals Q Stay out of disaster areas unless you have been qualified to help □ Drive carefully along debris-filled streets □ Avoid loose or dangling wires; report them immediately to power companies or police □ Report broken sewers or water mains □ Prevent fires Lowered water pressure makes firefighting difficult □ Check refrigerated food for spoilage if power has been off □ Because hurricanes often cause severe flooding as they move inland, stay away from banks of rivers and streams Danny reduced to depression LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Flash-in-the-pan Hurricane Danny left power failures, downed trees and minor flooding in its wake today, and emergency centers were quickly abandoned by people one official said “have been through this so many times before that they’ve got it down to a science.” There was one death. No other injuries were reported Thursday and none of the immense property damage left by such killer storms as Audrey in 1957, Betsy in 1965, Camille in 1969 or Hilda in 1964. In the town of Kaplan, a man was injured when a mobile home for an oil drilling crew was rolled about 60 yards. He was hospitalized in stable condition, authorities said. Robert Henry Johnson, 24. of Houston, died Wednesday evening after being electrocuted when the boat he was pulling out of the water to avoid the storm hit a power line, said Galveston Medical Examiner Ray Incase. Witnesses said Johnson was electrocuted when he got out of his truck at Tike Island Village to check on his boat. “This was no hurricane," said Gloria Padilla, w ho spent Wednesday night with her six children at a Red Cross shelter at I .ake Charles “I didn’t sleep right. I didn t eat right And the pizza tasted like rubber But I guess you have to take precautions or you’ll walk into the mouth of a tiger." Danny wasn't much of a tiger after it was downgraded to a tropical storm by 8 p.m. At 2 a.in. today, the National Hurricane Center downgraded Danny to a tropical depression with a “poorly defined center" just south of Monroe in northeast louisiana, heading north-northeast toward Arkansas and Mississippi with 30 mph winds •O’ •a! Get the inside word Watch for Inside Professional Westing The week of July 23 28 only in your Hvrald-Zfitung Jean Glowka, Certified Hypnotherapist Member: Professional Hypnotism Society of America presents HYPNOSIS GROUPS Fri. 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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: August 16, 1985

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