Pilot Recalls His Days Flying Coal To Support West Berlin
For 50 years, Dub Southers recalled the grueling hours he worked
at an air base in northern Germany at the start of the Berlin
Airlift, not the historical significance of what he helped to
achieve as a flight engineer and crew chief.
Recovery operations are still underway after an Indonesian
military CASA C-212 twin-engine turboprop went down in dense jungle
on the side of a mountain in Indonesia Thursday. The aircraft
disappeared from radar 1503 local time Thursday. Officials stated
the aircraft had departed Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base in Jakarta
on a mission to test a digital mapping camera system.