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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 1986, Colorado Springs, Colorado 2. Paxson is hit and stumbles backwards. A Axson Kitchen officer dining room living room -1 a Freedom newspaper 11 St year Gazette Telegraph 25c daily a soc sunday Friday evening May 9, 1986 grisly search for 3 resumes Clouds split to reveal death scene Price. Utah a the break in the Cloud cover Over the Patmos mountains East of Here popped open shortly before 9 . Thursday. That a when experienced helicopter Pilot Darrell Stubbs quickly steered his helicopter though the opening and he and his three passengers soon spotted the crumbled wreck of a twin engine plane that was leased to Kaiser Coal of Colorado Springs a the Clouds just moved in and out so fast i think we were fortunate to find it a said passenger Brett Anderson an owner of the Salt Lake City helicopter service hired for the search by Kaiser Coal. A we could have got there sooner if the weather would have broken a said Andersons brother Mark a partner in the company. Witnesses said what they saw was not pretty that search officials believed the v twin engine Turboprop hit the ground while in a straight vertical descent. The plane crumpled like an aluminium soda can according to one witness and the wreckage was strewn amidst a stand of tall evergreens slanting Down the Mountain. I the news of the crash sighting was soon radioed Back to the command Post at Carbon county Airport near Price. Arditi Keppler co manager of the Small Airport broke into tears. Later she said she had known one of the pilots. The rest of the people crammed into the Small Gray terminal went about planning the next task at hand recovering the bodies. By Raymond Mccaffrey Gazette Telegraph Price Utah a search and Rescue workers resumed efforts this morning to recover the remaining bodies of the Colorado Springs people who died when a twin engine corporate plane crashed near Here on wednesday. A search team from i 1air Force base in Ogden Utah recovered three of the six bodies thursday afternoon and transported them by helicopter from the crash site in the Patmos mountains to the command Post at Carbon county Airport. The plane leased by the Kaiser Coal corp. Of Colorado Springs was discovered about 9 . Thursday just Over 24 hours after it took off from Colorado Springs. The three bodies were later transported to the Utah state medical examiners office in Salt Lake City authorities reported. Officials have not released the names of those victims recovered Gregory a. Feith an investigator for the National transportation safety Board said this morning that the three bodies were found 50 to too Yards from the wreck a Gfrer a team plans to secure the plane with Cable before recovering the remaining bodies which Are All in the aircraft Feith said. The aircraft is perched on a 45 to 50-degree slope and officials fear that it could plummet Down a 1.000-foot drop Feith said. The aircraft is in a precarious position up there and there a a threat of it falling Down the Hill Quot Feith said. We be already lost six people a he said. We can to afford to lose anybody Feith reported that the bodies Are trapped inside the wreckage and workers will have to use the a jaws of life Quot to get them out. A a if worse comes to worse Well get a helicopter to pull up the whole wreckage a he said. If that operation becomes necessary officials will reportedly seek to use a Chinook helicopter from fort Carson in the Springs. Two private helicopters hired by Kaiser and one a a a twin Huey helicopter from Hill air Force base took off from Carbon county Airport about 9 . Today to take part in the recovery operation. Officials from the Federal aviation administration and the Carbon county sheriffs see crash next Page a my baby a Back a Sherry Frohm can t Stop smiling As she holds her baby Julia Ranee in a Denver Hospital. The 4-Day-old girl was kidnapped tuesday a and was returned to her Mother thursday. A 21-year-old woman has been arrested As a suspect. Story on Page a3. Nuggets eliminated rockets need two ots to break Mcnichols Jinx _ sports cd run with the roses mothers Day keeping Flower deliverers Busy business fit we done to know what went wrong a police say of drug bust Index entire contents copyright c ism Freedom newspaper inc. S sections 92 automotive business City Region classified comics crossword dear Abby deaths editorial entertainment of Garden d9 i Horoscope is by lifestyle do f8 movies is c9 scoreboard c4 c9 sports cd d7 state by b2 television cd 2 f6 vital statistics 82 Al warming up sunny saturday High 63. Full forecast Back of Section d. Wounded officers condition listed As stable satisfactory by Natalie Phillips Gazette Telegraph Colorado Springs police department officials Are not saying a or speculating about a what went wrong wednesday night when two undercover officers were shot and wounded by their partners during what started out to be a routine drug bust. A a in be racked my brains a said it. William ways head of the metro vice narcotics unit. A a we just done to know what went wrong. Until we review All of the information we just can to say. We Hope to know. Well try to see if it was a procedural police chief James Munger was in Denver at the time of the shooting. He drove Down when notified but after a Quick visit to Headquarters and the Hospital he returned to Denver where he is preparing to take a state test required of All peace officers in Colorado. Thursday he was still in Denver and did not return Calls. However several officers speculated poor planning and poor communications May have had something to do with wednesdays incident. Others attributed it to errors in judgment. However it. Paul Ricks department spokesman said poor lighting May have played a part. The two officers were shot at 9 . Wednesday when they and a third officer unknowingly exchanged gunfire in the darkened Kitchen of a House at 629 n. Alexander Road where they were making a drug bust. Officer Pat Crouch 30, was hit with a .357-caliber Bullet in the lower Abdomen. He was shot by officer Robert Ryan 28, Ricks said. Ryan fired at Crouch after Crouch see officers next Page Sony a in momus in a now Recruiter wants dad 1. Crouch soot figures lurking in dark and fires. And Ryan fires bedroom hits Crouch judge tells Moss trial jurors to ignore cop shooting news Nancy Ward Oumae to by Brian Coffey Weber Gazette Telegraph Denver the wednesday night shooting in which two Colorado Springs narcotics officers were wounded led a Federal judge overseeing a trial Here involving the City of Colorado Springs to order the jury to ignore anything they May have Learned about the incident. The judge also told the jury not to read or listen to anything further about the Case. . District court judge Jim Carrigan gave those instructions to the five Man two woman jury after lawyers defending the City in the $9 million lawsuit voiced concern that reports might prejudice the jury. The suit stems from a 1984 a no Knock police raid and alleges the raid violated the civil rights of the a Moss tas Timon victim s wounds % focuses Aga by. On families of Jonathan Moss or. And or. To ensure that the incident Quot one Way or another influence the Case a City lawyer Bill Eggert asked Carrigan to Quia the jury about their knowledge of the shooting. Carrigan partially agreed. He described the incident to the jury calling it Quot totally unrelated to this Case. It has nothing whatsoever to do with this Case. Quot you Are to put it out of your minds and avoid Reading or listening to news reports shout it because it is a separate incident however he declined to question the jury about the shooting saying Quot in be never interrupted a Case with an unrelated Case. A said mrs. Wayland who had Only until her birthday next february to beat the army a enlistment age limit of 35. The army promised her a $6,000 Bonus upon graduation from air defense school $10,800 toward a College education once she leaves the army and health benefits for her and her family. She said none of her various jobs since 1975 Quot really offered a stable her husband a understands that its a Way for me to get a Good career and help the family a she said thursday. Pittsburgh a a Mother of three who decided to be All that she could be by joining her teen age son in the army says Shell help a Recruiter persuade her husband to join them too. Quot in a going to get her whole family if i have anything to do with it a sgt. Stanley Smith said thursday. A sergeant Smith and i decided we were going to talk him into going into the service so we could travel together a said Sheila Wayland 34, of suburban Wilkinsburg. If George Wayland 31, signs up he and his wife would be assigned to the same base Smith said. Mrs. Wayland signed up recently for a four year hitch As an air defense specialist after hearing Smith give a sales pitch to her son Anthony Baldwin 18. A i saw All the benefits they had to offer. A career Job Security travel a College fund. That a a whole lot better than what they offer in the civilian world a she said. A i understand you have to work hard. But that a one of the ingredients for Success and i really want to be successful a Anthony Baldwin Sheila Wayland

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