US Crash
AP-APTN-0930: US Crash Thursday, 24 November 2011 STORY:US Crash- REPLAY Private plane crashes in Arizona, all six on board feared dead LENGTH: 01:41 FIRST RUN: 0530 RESTRICTIONS: No Access NAmerica/Internet TYPE: Eng/Natsound SOURCE: ABC STORY NUMBER: 716025 DATELINE: Apache Junction - 23 Nov 2011 LENGTH: 01:41 ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA / INTERNET ++QUALITY AS INCOMING++ SHOTLIST ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Aerial shot of city with small fire off in distance ++MUTE++ 2. Various aerial shots of fire ++MUTE++ 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Elias Johnson, Pinal County Sheriff's Department: "Crew to get up there, the number one is to stop the fire, started by this plane wreckage that has split into two, but also try to recover and identify victims in the crash. The DPS (Department of Public Safety) officer was unable to get any further into the debris field based on the terrain. This is some of the toughest country that you can experience as far as hiking or being up in the mountains in general, very difficult to get to this crash site, which is why the only way we have somebody on the ground right now is because they were dropped from the air and hiked a considerable distance to get to it." 4. Various aerial shots of fire 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Elias Johnson, Pinal County Sheriff's Department: "We hope to God somebody did survive, we hope everybody survived, we don't know, our DPS ranger we have in there right now is not even able to get into the debris field because of how dark it is and how rugged it is, that plane is all over the place out there." 6. Wide shot of road near where emergency crews gathered to respond to fire STORYLINE A small plane carrying three adults and three children crashed in flames in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix on Wednesday night, leaving one child confirmed dead and no signs of survivors, authorities said. Preliminary reports indicate the twin-engine plane flew from Safford to Mesa's Falcon Field to pick up three children for the Thanksgiving holiday and was headed back to Safford in southeastern Arizona, said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. A pilot, a mechanic and another adult were also on board, Babeu said. The children reportedly were between the ages of 5 and 9. Sheriff's spokesman Elias Johnson said the body of one child was recovered late on Wednesday night from the crash scene. Rescue personnel were using infrared devices to search for bodies, but had not been able to detect any sign of movement, according to Johnson. People began calling 911 around 6:30 pm Wednesday (0130 GMT Thursday) to report an explosion near the peak of a mountain, and flames could be seen from the rugged terrain hours later. Rescue crews flown in by helicopter to reach the crash site in rugged terrain reported finding two debris field on fire, suggesting that the plane broke apart on impact. 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COLORADO PLANE CRASH
FAMILY OF FIVE FROM ARIZONA ARE KILLED WHEN THEIR PLANE CRASHES INTO A SNOWY SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO MESSA EN ROUTE TO TELLURIDE, COLORADO.
US Families - Reaction of families of soldiers who have been killed or are missing in Iraq
TAPE: EF03/0276 IN_TIME: 04:28:07 DURATION: 4:43 SOURCES: ABC/TELEVISA RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Various - March 26, 2003 SHOTLIST: ABC Yuma, Arizona 1. Still photo of Marine Major Jay Aubin 2. Wide shot of people coming out of service 3. Wide shot of marine walking 4. Wide shot of flag at half mast 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Kreuger, Fellow Marine: "His call sign is sweet pea. I don't know all the background of his call sign, but generally he was a genuine sweet pea." 6. Wide shot of flag flying at half staff Camp LeJeune, North Carolina 7. Still of Second Lieutenant Frederick Pokorney, Jr and his wife 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Carolyn Pokorney, Widow: "We've lost a wonderful person. We've lost a wonderful Marine. And this nation is going to grieve. And I want us to grieve. And I want us to go on and I want to make this the most positive thing that has ever happened to me because it has been the most horrible experience. But I hope to go forth and carry my husband. He was a hero. He died a hero." 9. Wide shot of widow and her family Lithia Springs, Georgia 10. Close-up of yellow ribbon 11. Wide shot of woman hugging the father of POW Chief Warrant officer Ronald Young 12. Wide shot of flags in front of house, with people gathered around 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Ronald Young Sr, POW's Father: "I appreciate all the love and support everybody has shown us, they've really do a lot for us all over the US, people in this country prove they really are great." 14. Close-up of inscription being written in flagpole cement 14. Medium shot of POW's mother 15. Pan from family to flagpole 16. SOUNDBITE (English) Ronald Young Senior, POW's Father: "The new information I have is that they made two attempts to rescue Ron after they were down, he and David were down, they came in twice to make an attempt to rescue them and both times they came under heavy fire to the point that one of the helicopters caught on fire." Houston, Texas 17. Pan of care packages being put together 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Mae Williams, American Red Cross: "It gives them a good feeling of home, it makes them feel like they're back home." 19. Various shots of packages being put together TELEVISA - No Access Mexico/TV Azteca Costa Mesa, California 20. Wide shot of exterior of relative's home 21. Medium shot of family 22. Close-up of picture of Jose Angel Garibay, dead soldier, with family 23. Medium shot of mother 24. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Simona Garibay, mother of victim: "Doesn't he (Bush) see all the distressed mothers like me with dead sons, there are many who they've killed. I don't know how many, but I know that they're many and it's hard but maybe he doesn't feel it." 25. Wide shot of family's garden 26. Close-up of home number 27. Wide shot of street 28. Mexican flag waving in garden 29. Close-up school football team photograph 30. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Urbano Garibay, uncle of victim: "His intention, when returning from the Marines, was to become a policeman to serve the city of New Port Beach, so it was understood." 31. Medium shot of altar with photograph 32. Medium shot, pan left to right of relative's home from the outside 33. Close-up of sympathy card from school 34. Close-up of mother's face 35. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Simona Garibay, mother of victim: "He was never ashamed of being Mexican, but he also wanted to be American." 36. Wide shot of altar 37. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Simona Garibay, mother of victim: "Very, very sad and hurt because of the loss of my son. Because losing a son in circumstances of war is the worst because of not knowing how he died. And nothing, just that he died, if they shot him, if they killed him some other way who knows." 38. Close-up of son's pictures and altar STORYLINE: As the fighting intensifies in Iraq, back home relatives of US soldiers are praying that their loved ones won't join the growing list of battlefield causalities. But for some it is already too late. A memorial service was held in Yuma, Arizona Wednesday for Marine Major Jay Aubin, who was killed when the helicopter he was in crashed last week in Iraq. Friends and fellow Marines joined Major Aubin's wife and children at the memorial service. Major Aubin was among 12 people killed when the CH-46 helicopter crashed in Iraq. It's not believed the helicopter went down because of hostile fire. While in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, the widow of Marine Second Lieutenant Frederick Pokorney, Jr. spoke with the media. She said her husband was a hero. Lt. Pokorney was a member of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. His is one of the eleven Marines from Camp LeJeune killed in the war with Iraq. With new reports that the Iraqis have executed captured US soldiers, the worried families of Prisoners of War (POWs) gain much needed emotional support from neighbours, the local community and well wishers from across the country. In Lithia Springs, Georgia, a flagpole waving the US Flag and the POW flag now stands outside the family home of 26-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young. His helicopter was downed in Iraq, he was captured and paraded on Iraq TV. Iraqi officials say local farmers shot down the two-man helicopter but US officials said mechanical problems were probably to blame. Twice rescuers tried to reach Young and his co-pilot but had to run back because of heavy artillery fire. Young's father says the outpouring of support they've received from around the world since news broke of Ron's capture has been overwhelming. And in Houston, Texas the American Red Cross is collecting care packages to send to the troops fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Due to security concerns, the packages they are putting together are the only packages the government will accept, addressed to "Any Service member." But the grief-stricken mother of a Mexican-American soldier who died in the war with Iraq lashed out at US President George W. Bush when asked about her loss. Simona Garibay, mother of 21-year-old Jose Angel Garibay, said Bush didn't understand her loss or that of the many other families who are likely to lose loved ones in the conflict. Garibay, a Marine and resident of Costa Mesa in California, was killed on March 23 after encountering Iraqi troops near An Nasiriyah. Garibay was a native of Jalisco state, Mexico who moved to the United States when he was a baby. A number of American and Mexican flags flew outside the single-story family home. A large portrait of Garibay in uniform was also on display. A high school football star, he dreamed of becoming a police officer after his service in the Marines. Simona Garibay, aged 51, said she didn't like the idea of her son becoming a Marine but had always let him and her other children make their own choices. Jose Garibay joined the Marines three years ago and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
THUNDERBIRD JET CRASH (1994)
AN AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRD PILOT PRACTICING FOR HIS FIRST SEASON WITH THE AERIAL DEMONSTRATION TEAM WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED TODAY WHEN HIS F-16 FIGHTER JET CRASHED IN THE DESERT IN INDIAN SPRINGS NEVADA. WITNESSES SAY ONE OF THE SIX JETS THAT MAKE UP THE TEAM CRASHED WHEN THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO BRING IT OUT OF A MANEUVER. THE PILOT 32 YEAR OLD CAPTAIN THOMAS LEWIS THE THIRD, WAS LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER WHERE HE WAS TAKEN FOLLOWING THE CRASH. THE THUNDERBIRDS ARE IN TRAINING FOR A MARCH 19TH PERFORMANCE IN MESA ARIZONA WHICH STARTS THE 1994 SEASON FOR THE ELITE PRECISION FLYING TEAM.