EgyptAir Engine Is Located
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--A Navy submarine mapping wreckage from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 has located the plane's remaining engine, the National Transportation Safety Board said yesterday.
Video of the submerged debris showed damage indicating the engine was generating little or no power when the aircraft hit the water, supporting evidence from the flight data recorder that the engines were shut off during the crash, NTSB Chairman James Hall said in a statement.
Investigators have reached no conclusion on the cause of the Oct. 31 crash that killed all 217 people aboard and have no immediate plans to raise the engine, which was located last week.
About 70 percent of the Boeing 767, including the other engine, has been recovered, Hall said.
* MIAMI--One man died when he fell off a car as thousands of people arriving for a two-day concert by the rock band Phish jammed Interstate 75. Police said the man was riding on the car's hood when he fell off and the car ran over him. Another man was injured in a similar accident as motorists were backed up at least 20 miles east and 3 miles west of the exit to the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, where 80,000 people have tickets to attend the concert starting today.
* The number of police officers who died in the line of duty fell this year to its lowest level since 1965. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the Concerns of Police Survivors said 130 police officers have been killed so far in 1999, down from 156 in 1998. Officials attributed the decline in deaths to better training, the increased use of bullet-resistant vests and the overall drop in crime.
* FRESNO, Calif.--About 200 pounds of explosives have been stolen from a police bomb squad bunker. Police said the stolen explosives could be enough to blow up a car or small building but noted that both blasting caps and more powerful explosives had been left behind.
* PHILADELPHIA--A federal appeals court upheld the deportation of retired baker Nikolaus Schiffer, 80, who was a guard at a Nazi concentration camp in Germany and at a training camp in Poland during World War II.
* FAYETTEVILLE, Ga.--A real estate agent was arrested on murder charges in the slayings of his girlfriend and three of her relatives, all of whom were found shot to death in their beds in his home. Isaac Jerry Pearson Sr., 65, was charged in the shooting deaths early Tuesday of his girlfriend, Barbara Clark, 62; her sister, Donnie Gee, 60; Gee's daughter, Nikki Underwood, 16; and Gee's granddaughter, Doeyana Maia Burton, 3.
* BATTLE GROUND, Wash.--Brandt Lyle Jensen, 27, was arrested and Clinton James Holladay, 29, was being sought in an alleged plot to blow up the police department on New Year's Eve. Authorities found two pipe bombs and other bomb-making materials at Jensen's trailer home and said the men may have been angry at police over traffic citations.