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2AThe Daily Tar Heel Friday, September 2, 1988
World and Nation
From Associated Press reports
GRAPEVINE, Texas A cockpit
tape recording recovered from a
shattered Boeing 727 showed the
pilots talked about an engine problem
right after takeoff, seconds before the
jetliner crashed in flames, killing 13
people, a federal spokesman said
Investigators on the scene of the
crash at Dallas-Fort Worth Interna
tional Airport scrutinized a rear
engine of the plane and crawled
through its charred hulk searching for
more clues on why Flight 1141
crashed Wednesday. Nearly 100
The recording of the cockpit
conversations from one of the "black
boxes" showed that the pilots dis
Walesa 'Urges end to
From Associated Press reports
GDANSK, Poland Shipyard
and steel workers ended strikes
Thursday, and Lech Walesa urged
other workers to stop the worst labor
turmoil in seven years now that the
government has agreed to discuss
Walesa met with ranking officials
Wednesday for the first time in six
years and the government agreed to
discuss the outlawed union and other
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cussed engine trouble, said Lee
Dickinson, a member of the National
Transportation Safety Board
"Shortly after takeoff there was a
sound, (apparently) warning a stall
condition may be approaching,"
Dickinson said. He said the sound
came from the shaking of the "stick,"
a device similar to the steering wheel
that automatically makes a sound
when a problem develops.
"This indicates the plane may be
approaching a point where it won't
be able to fly," he said. "Shortly after
that, there was some conversation
about an engine problem."
But he stressed that the warning
sound could have stemmed from
issues. Restoring Solidarity's legal
status was the main demand of the
Workers at the Stalowa Wola steel
mill in southern Poland began leaving
the plant at 7 p.m. after receiving a
telephone appeal from Walesa and a
message from the Roman Catholic
episcopate, a strike committee
At least 3,000 strikers were in the
Lenin shipyard, where Walesa works
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He would not elaborate, except to
say, "In this case, we're talking about
"Every accident in its own way is
unique," said NTSB spokemsan
Michael Benson. "You have to start
from the beginning, put together a
mosaic and slowly discover what went
The "same flight Thursday from
Dallas-Fort Worth to Salt Lake City
was aborted when the pilot detected
a problem with his plane. Most of
the 102 passengers, including six
survivors of the crash Wednesday, left
about two hours later on another
plane, Delta officials said.
On Wednesday, the 15-year-old
as an electrician, including workers
from other yards in this Baltic port.
They hoisted Solidarity banners as
members of their strike committee led
More people lined the route to St.
Brygida's Church, a headquarters of
sorts for the men of the shipyard
where Walesa led a strike eight years
ago that gave birth to Solidarity.
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Boeing 727 failed to gain sufficient
altitude, bounced three times on the
runway and burst into flames.
At least' 95 people aboard survived
by clambering or being pulled
through emergency doors or through
cracks in the burning fuselage into
the hazy sunshine.
"Why? Why did it happen? That's
the question we have to answer now,"
Delta spokesman Bill Berry said in
Atlanta, Delta's headquarters. 1
Thirty to 40 investigators from the
NTSB, Delta, Boeing and Pratt &
Whitney, which manufactured the
plane's three engines, fanned out over
an area about the size of two football
fields, examining pieces of the
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decided about suspending the protest,
but it is only the end of the physical
protest. The strike goes on through
Shipyard workers gave up their
strike after an appeal by Walesa, who
said an end to the labor turmoil will
open the way for talks the govern
ment promised. The strikes began
Aug. 16 and at 'their height idled 20
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From Associated Prs reports
RANGOON, Burma Presi
dent Maung Maung Thursday
rejected protesters' demands for an
interim government but said he
will allow the formation of student
unions, which have been illegal in
Earlier Thursday, striking
employees closed the capital's
airport despite a government
warning, but only a few thousand
demonstrators showed up for an
anti-government protest called by
striking public employees. .
In a speech broadcast over state
run Rangoon radio, Maung
Maung said any changes in Bur
ma's one-party government must
follow constitutional procedures.
Afghan war heats up
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -Moslem
rockets at Kabul and its airport
Thursday, and .Afghan fighter
planes struck deep into Pakistani
territory in one of the most violent
days of Afghanistan's 10-year-old
Western diplomats, quoting
dispatches from missions in the
Afghan capital, said the airport
was shrouded in "thick black and
gray smoke" from the rocket
Earlier in the day, Pakistani
authorities said seven Afghan
fighter-bombers struck the deepest
to date into Pakistani territory,
killing one person and injuring
Libyan army may be replaced
TRIPOLI, Libya Col.
Moammar Gadhafi told military
cadets he will organize civilian
militaries to maintain order and
will dismantle the regular army
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The Libyan leader gave no time
table for eliminating what he
called the "classical army and the
traditional police." His meaning
also was unclear because he said
military service still would be
Gadhafi spoke Wednesday at a
graduation ceremony for the
cadets at Tripoli stadium. He has
made several calls in the past for
ending the military, but this was
the first time he publicly gave
Gadhafi also said 1 million
Libyans have used their salaries to
pay for weapons. He said the arms
would be kept in barracks and
used by the civilians in case of
security threats. .
Bakker may 'return to TV .
FORT MILL, S.C PTL
founder Jim Bakker may be back
on television as soon as next week,
the ministry's bankruptcy trustee
said Thursday as lawyers worked
on details of Bakker's $ 165 million
plan to buy back PTL.
Trustee M.C. Benton said he
received offers of $120 million and
$114 million Thursday, the last
day he was taking bids for the
ministry's assets. Both were larger
than the previously announced
offer of $113 million from Can
adian real estate magnate Peter
Thomas, chairman of Samoth
A $3 million letter of credit that
should be ready in a day or so
will secure Bakker's deal, his
attorney Ryan Hovis said at a
news conference at the World
Outreach Center at Heritage USA,
headquarters for the PTL.
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