CAPTAIN ACCUSED IN CABLECAR ACCIDENT WALKS OUT OF COURT.
Marine Capt. Chandler Seagraves walks out of the courtroom with his mother Lois Seagraves at the end of the article 32 hearing at Camp Lejeune, June 16. Seagraves was a back seater crewmember for the EA-6B Prowler jet that cut a cablecar wire at a ski resort in Italy, causing 20 twenty people to fall to their deaths. Military investigators are facing intense political pressure from as high up as the White House following February's fatal mishap. As a result, an aviation mishap board, which routinely determines the cause of any fatal military crash, was not convened out of concerns the secret proceedings could stir up additional sentiment against U.S. military operations in Italy.