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June 29, 2008

Berlin Airlift Veterans Return To Germany For Anniversary

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.

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CASA 212 Down In Indonesia: 18 Lost

Aircraft Was On Aerial Mapping And Photo Mission

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.

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