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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                Three servicemen killed in Navy helicpoter crash miHtaittt New Texas October 198S Texas CORPUS CHRIST A Navy helicopter that crashed on a training killing three crew appeared to be making practice dives along with another chopper when it hit a wit nesses Rick Andrews and his of nearby Port Aransas were on their way home about Wednesday when they saw two helicopters practicing diving maneuvers about onehalf mile off Texas Highway Moments Andrews his wife Oh my He crashed Three other Navy crew members were injured in the crash of the UH1N helicopter on Mustang bet ween Corpus Christi and Port a spokesman for the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station Ensign Terry public affairs officer for the Naval said identities of the dead and injured would be released Petty Officer Owen Newman said the three survivors were taken to the base but she did not know the extent of their The UIMN is used for search and rescue The helicopters were on routine maneuvers at the time of the Reese Officials had no statement to release concerning a cause for the Andrews said it appeared just before the the rotor of one of the helicopters had The blades werent I could see them very Clearly and they didnt seem to be she She said she saw the helicopter hit the marsh and go into The other helicopter circled the fallen one then landed and two crew members began helping the sur Andrews He sped to a called and dropped off his he Then he and a friend returned to help the Pieces of the helicopter were scattered about 60 feet from the Andrews Bodies of the three men were left where they he We were administering a little bit of shock The guy we were taking care of was complaining about a shoulder We were just trying to keep the guy calmed Andrews I asked him how it happened and he said he didnt Suicide will bring reforms Pilot says storm was the worst he had ever been through IRVING AP Coughlin calls the sudden storm that ripped across the DallasPort Worth In ternational Airport moments after a jumbo jet crashed the most severe weather Ive ever been through in a The Delta Air Lines testifying Wednesday at National Tran sportation Safety Board hearings on the 2 crash that killed 137 said he saw what looked like a tornado and the heaviest rain Ive ever seen seconds before the ac Luckily for him and his they were on the ground when the storm slashed across the airport and pommeled their craft with galeforce winds and rain so intense Coughlins copilot thought the plane was The rain was Coughlin We couldnt even see the It was that storm unforecast and until just before the crash that Delta Flight 191 had flown through just north of airport runway Five pilots who testified Wed nesday were either on the airport tarmac or in the air nearby when 191 crashed and exploded into flame at near the All of them said the storm looked harmless a garden variety summer as one put it until it exploded without warning into a mass of swirling winds around 6 American Airlines pilot Frank whose jet was six miles behind said heavy rain and a bolt of lightning had just convinced him to abort his landing when the tower futilely ordered 191 to go The Delta jumbo which Becker had seen disappear into the storm cloud moments had already hit the ground once when that command was issued and then hurtled on in flames to hit water tanks near the I was going to tell the tower that I wouldnt land as soon as I could get a word Becker I didnt like what I was That storm and effects of wind shear on aircraft have been the focus of the NTSB Another Allan Stanley of Eastern testified Wed nesday that he was queued up for departure on a runway near Deltas crash for almost an hour before the I saw the storm approaching the north end of the and when it was about one to three miles I saw what looked like a tornado inside the he He called the funnel cloud a striking It was much whiter than what youd The closest thing Ive ever seen to it is a but never in a shower like Seconds he saw the Delta Lockheed L1011 emerge from the storm looking like it was running across the The planes nose inched upward like it was trying to take off but then I saw sparks and fire flying under Its left wing engulfed in the plane ricocheted off the ground started a left bank and then slammed into the water tanks about 100 yards he There was quite a and then our view was obscured by Stanley Westmoreland joins Vietnam vets march across state AUSTIN AP In a reunion ot people who had never retired William Westmoreland mar ched five miles along a Texas highway with veterans who had been under his command in Rushhour motorists waved and yelled their support as The Last Patrol marched Wed nesday on the Interstate 35 frontage who flew to Austin to join the 20 or so was in Its great pride for me to be with them Ive been with them before on the West moreland The 300mile DallasSan Antonio march is billed as A Journey to Remember The Last and is aimed at calling attention to Vietnam veterans and to remind the public of those still listed as missing in Tun Holiday of a march told Westmoreland that Vietnam veterans are suffering through variety of gut the retired general said Vietnam are doing Tbey actually have Jess as a But there are a number of Vietnam veterans who hive pwbie as are veterans that hjve problems alter every be said teier to an totems w Tte Vietnam veteran is doing nHto Hes moving to flf but there we wiw need help and the roust understand hundred Wednesday led the marchers to a Veterans of Foreign Wars post where they spent the Better late than he said of the warm reception for the What you see here today is typical of whats going on around the Theres been a tremendous turnaround in the attitude of the Vietnam veteran toward himself and the attitude of the American public toward the Vietnam The march began in Dallas It is scheduled to end in San Antonio About 20 marchers are but other Vietnam veterans such as Westmoreland join for portions of As he stopped to rebandage his marcher Gregory Smith of Dallas said he joined the Last Patrol to keep America from forgetting Vietnam veterans like all just die out and it will fade Somebodys got to said a business systems He said he was glad Westmoreland joined the Hes got a heavy burden to Weve got our He did what he thought he had to said Of the who served in were kjUe4 and 161 sM we listed as Westmoreland said there is evidence in dicatijQg there are American prisoners of war sUU in Southeast Its reasoflftWe to assume that nwchers plwwed 8 Capitoi the few Two other pilots testified they experienced a wind or sudden winds on their way to landing just before Delta but both said the shears were too negligible to report to DFWs tower aircraft AUSTIN APj The suicide of a 29yearold mentally ill woman within 18 hours after being discharged from the Austin State Hospital has brought a pledge of reform from hospital it was reported Adolph assistant hospital told the Austin Im pretty touched by this case and want to do something about Debra Oliver was found dead 18 hours after being discharged from the Austin hospital She was released despite records showing that for 13 years she had attempted to commit the AmericanStatesman Those attempts included trying to hang jumping in front of a setting herself on taking drug overdoses and slicing her wrist so many times her right hand was partially paralyzed from nerve Her death came after she swallowed enough pills to kill six authorities Hospital officials said that mistakes by staff members may have contributed to her They have pledged to change procedures for discharging suicidal the AmericanStatesman The hospital released Oliver on sending her and two other patients to a Houston boarding house so shabby they stayed only 10 the newspaper reported Oliver left the others and took a bus back to After she arrived at the home of a mental health worker she had known at the The worker and her family called the state hospital admissions but they were told Oliver needed to appear in person to be They were told that if she needed a place to stay the she could go to the Salvation She and that is where she died hours Oliver swallowed a 30day supply of a drug used to relieve leaving a note saying all sources of support hid Her family and Salvation Army officiate blame the hospital for directing Oliver to two residences un suitable for an emotionally unstable William Hubble of the dead womans said he knew that mental health workers are overworked and but criticized the Ifeel for sure shed be alive today if theyd made better Hubble Salvation Army commander Robert Bagley We are not in the least able to care for someone with mental They dont belong in an institution like The AmericanStatesman said Olivers death prompted Austin State Hospital officials to conduct an internal Supak said the report un covered several hospital procedures that could be He said that in the two weeks since Olivers Austin State Hospital has decided to Give suicidal patients a smaller amount of drugs upon Shorten the time between discharge and the first appointment at an outpatient most patients are not seen in a community clinic until between two weeks and a month after Increase the number of professional workers in the admissions office of the hospital during the evening and Supak said there is not much the hospital can do to monitor the condition of boardinghouses for the mentally The state has no regulations or licensing for room and board nor does the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation have minimum living standards for such Supak said the Houston boardinghouse that Oliver and the two other patients were assigned to was recommended by the community mental health center in Harris The Right Place to buy auto parts Car care Windshield Washer Concentrate Mfagitr Brakt Flild Super heavy duty for disc or drum 12 IK29001 Prestonfi IUINDSNIEID WAGNER 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