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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunf ete August Close call Texas AP A World War Ilera plane on a test fun before heading for an air crashed less than two minutes after takeoff but the two pilots managed to walk authorities The vintage A26 designed as an attack crashed about in a plowed field near Paris Cox where the plane had just taken authorities Paul a pilot for Aero Nostalgia in and Shane the planes were taken to Josephs Hospital where they were treated in the emergency room for minor said hospital spokeswoman Jan a bush pilot from and an aviation engineer from Long were under contract by Aero a company which buys vintage aircraft for Weston told the Paris News he was testing the Pilots walk away from vintage plane crash landing gear of the attack plane before flying it later Saturday to the Air Force Air Museum in where it was to be placed on permanent He said he was about a mile from the airport when the engine suddenly went I tried to pull the gear up and tried to get back to the Weston I started to go over on my back and I couldnt let her do I at tempted to increase power for more control but she wouldnt stay in the Weston said he realized he wouldnt make it back to the airport and decided to land in an open There was no thank The engines ripped Weston Witnesses told sheriffs deputies at the scene they saw a puff of white smoke coming from one of the planes two engines shortly before it started losing altitude and disappeared behind a Harry a farmer who owns the land where the crash said he heard the plane making a lot of looked up and saw that it was flying just above treetop Wilson said one of the planes wings clipped a spun around about 90 degrees and plunged out of He said the plane broke up on and although it was fully it didnt He said the two men aboard the plane walked They were sitting under a tree when I got said who was the first to arrive at the The vintage worth about had been sold by Burchina of the Flying Tigers Air Museum near Paris to the California com authorities Weston said the plane was used near the end of WWII and was equipped with guns used to attack tanks and other objects on the Delta damage to cost millions GRAPEVINE AP As a special federal team prepares to comb the site where a Delta Air Lines jet crashed and DallasFort Worth International Airport officials are estimating cleanup and repair costs at about The airport board expects Deltas insurance to cover all the airports expenses stemming from the 2 crash that left 134 airport spokesman Joe Dealy The biggest item in that cost estimate is a million repair to two fourmilliongallon water storage The Delta Lockheed L1011 TriStar hit the tanks after what authorities suspect was windshear forced the jet to the One tank already has been repaired and although it still needs cosmetic Dealy But the second tank wont be fixed until later this year or early in Dealey said the board determined that by using one of the plus two twomilliongallon tanks on the airports west the airport has an adequate water the Federal Aviation Ad ministration has sent a fivemember team to the airport to study how the airport handles weather emergency plans and physical ob structions to aircraft Colombian officials search for American HOUSTON AP Tenneco officials anxiously awaited word Saturday on one of their sub sidiaries drilling engineers who was kidnapped by leftist guerrillas in Michael Wayne an employee of Houston Oil was abducted Friday mor ning in the Colombian Tenneco spokesman Tony DeHaas in Houston confirmed An unidentified HOCOL source in Bogota told The Associated Press that Stewart is from but DeHaas declined to confirm the engineers hometown or the whereabouts of his I am not at liberty to give that DeHaas Stewart was in his driven by a when another car forced Stewarts car to the side of the street just a few blocks from his a company source The Colombian radio quoting federal police also reported the kid The radio network said the kidnappers forced Stewart and the Jose into the abductors A few blocks away from the kidnapping site the abductors stopped and pushed Neira from the car after telling him that they were members of the April 19 Caracol quoted the police sources as Stewart arrived in Colombia three months the HOCOL source DeHaas said Stewart joined Tenneco as a production engineer in 1975 and after serving in various oil production positions in the United he was transferred to HOCOL in November Stewart is married and has two he HOCOL has been sending dozens of employees to Bogota in the last year because of an oil discovery in the state of Huila in southern The Huila field is ex pected to produce barrels of oil a day the company source Stewart is the third oil company executive to be kidnapped in Bogota in the last eight Eight years the president of Texas Petroleum Colombia Nicolas a was kidnapped by leftist He was killed as police tried to rescue him from an underground rebel hideout in Appraisal suit settled with refunds HOUSTON AP Thousands of Harris County residents could get tax refunds because of a settlement of a classaction lawsuit against the county tax appraisal of ficials Between and local taxpayers could share in the set which was approved Friday by state District Judge David said Kenneth the districts chief The suit was filed by taxpayers who claimed they were not allowed to protest unfair increases in their 1984 property Thousands of citizens complained they were never notified of an in crease in 1984 property values or that they got notice of the increase to late to This settlement is attempting to address people who tried to protest but were cut off by some said Marta chairman of the appraisal district Graeber said the exact amount of taxes that were overpaid last year is but that millions of dollars may be refunded under the set Under the taxpapers will be allowed to file sworn af fidavits saying the tried to protest the 1984 but were denied the Greytok We are now accepting applications for all Starting wages are from to per 843 San Antonio New Braunfels vi 8 62532O3 615 Hicoay 81 West At The KRogeR Shopping CenteR Neco ONE WEEK ONLY 19th Thru 24th DIAMOND PENDANTS earance RINGS SPECIAL WpJcaafQll PEARLS 25 to OF ENTIRE STOCK OUR ALREADY LOW PRJCES EARRINGS CHAINS NECKLACES CHARMS SaJe does not include ad6abeao chain OR beads
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