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Plane crash kills 5 on skydiving trip

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 13, 2007


MARION,  MONT. - A plane crash killed five members of a group of skydivers Saturday in northwestern Montana, the Flathead County sheriff said.

The crash happened late Saturday morning in a field about 30 miles southwest of Kalispell, in an area known as Lost Prairie, Sheriff Mike Meehan said. The Federal Aviation Administration in Seattle said the plane went down shortly after takeoff, then burned.

The pilot of the Cessna 182 operated by Skydive Lost Prairie was carrying two skydiving instructors and two trainees to jumps, said Michael Morrill, a manager of the company. He said the plane took off in good weather.

Names of those killed were not released immediately.

 

Shooting of former Marine ruled justified

DOVER, DEL. - Police were justified in using deadly force against a former Marine whom officers were trying to arrest while investigating a motorcycle gang, state prosecutors said.

Derek J. Hale, 25, of Manassas, Va., was shot three times by Wilmington police Lt. William Browne on Nov. 6. Hale repeatedly ignoring commands to take his hands out of his pockets, investigators said.

 

Radio jockeys fired after on-air prank call

NEW YORK - CBS Radio fired a pair of suspended New York shock jocks for a prank phone call rife with offensive Asian stereotypes.

The Dog House with JV and Elvis, hosted by Jeff Vandergrift and Dan Lay, broadcast a call to a Chinese restaurant in which the caller, in an exaggerated accent, ordered "shrimp flied lice" and compared food to body parts.