Brunswick, GA Commuter Plane Crash Kills John Tower, Sonny Carter and 21 others, Apr 1991
"All his life, JOHN TOWER, stood tall for Texas and America," said Sen Phil Gramm, R-Texas, who replaced TOWER when he retired.
"I've been his friend from the very beginning until right now," Bush said in Los Angeles. "It is a tragic loss. I started with JOHN TOWER in politics in Texas 30 years ago and we were friends then and we've remained friends until this very moment."
TOWER was a four-term Republican senator from Texas who became chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. In that post in the early 1980s, he championed President Reagan's huge military buildup and took a tough stance against the Soviet Union.
Aiken Standard South Carolina 1991-04-06
Names and hometowns of the victims from Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311, which crashed and burned Friday outside Brunswick, Ga., killing all 23 people on board. The list does not include the identity of one passenger, which is being withheld until relatives are notified:
CINDY CRABTREE, Atlanta, flight attendant.
MARK FRIEDLINE, Atlanta, pilot.
HANK JOHNSTON, Atlanta, co-pilot.
JUNE T. AMLIE, Baltimore, Md.
D. BANNING, Washington, D.C.
BRIAN BIRDSONG, Atlanta.
LAURA BIRDSONG, Atlanta; brother and sister.
MANLEY LAMIER CARTER, JR., Houston.
DR. NICHOLAS E. DAVIES, Atlanta.
THOMAS B. GWIN, Brunswick, Ga.
GERALD T. HART, Tallahassee, Fla.
HUB JOHNSTON, Knoxville, Tenn.
RITA MARIE JOHNSTON, Knoxville, Tenn.
A. J. LaVIE, New Orleans, Louisiana.
MIKE MOORE, Dallas.
JOSEPH G. PARDO, New Orleans, La.
TAMI MORGAN, Brunswick, Ga.
PENELOPE THURSTON, Syracuse, New York.
ROGER THURSTON, Syracuse, New York.
JOHN G. TOWER, Dallas, Texas.
MARIAN TOWER, Dalas, Texas, his daughter.
KELLY WARD, Kansas City, Mo.
On April 5, 1991, Tower and his middle daughter, Marian, and the astronaut Sonny Carter were killed along with twenty other people in the crash of Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311 on approach for landing at Brunswick, Georgia. The crash was the result of propeller control failure. - wikipedia.org