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  Jane Dornacker Information
Jane Dornacker (October 1, 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico – October 22, 1986 in New York) was an American rock musician, actress, and comedian turned traffic reporter for WNBC 66 AM (later WFAN 66).
Jane was the tall, engaging lead singer (Leila), keyboardist, and songwriter of the 1970s/1980s San Francisco "tack" rock group Leila And The Snakes.
Jane developed a successful career as a stand-up comedian on the San Francisco circuit and did her first work as a traffic reporter for KFRC, a popular radio station.
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  Jane Dornacker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jane Dornacker (October 1, 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico – October 22, 1986 in New York) was an American rock musician, actress, and comedian turned traffic reporter for WNBC 66 AM (later WFAN 66).
Jane was the tall, engaging lead singer (Leila), keyboardist, and songwriter of the 1970s/1980s San Francisco "tack" rock group Leila And The Snakes.
Jane developed a successful career as a stand-up comedian on the San Francisco circuit and did her first work as a traffic reporter for a local radio station.
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 Wwworldclique- photography, politics, cyberspace, video, life, etc...: Life: The Death of Jane Dornacker
I don't remember much about Jane Dornacker, other than the fact that she was the newscopter chick on the station who reported in during the show, and that there was a lot of joking around and banter between she and Joey Reynolds.
Jane Dornacker was doing another one of her traffic reports.
I don't remember too well, but I think they were speculating that she had been trapped in the copter by her seatbelt, and this is why she died and the pilot (who didn't have a seatbelt on at the time of the crash) managed to survive.
wwworldclique.blogspot.com /2006/12/life-death-of-jane-dornacker.html   (1383 words)

  
 Jane Dornacker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Dornacker was also an actress; she appeared in the film Photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
Dornacker had also been in another helicopter accident with a different pilot earlier in the year.
Dornacker's daughter, Naomi, received $325,000 in a settlement with the owner and maker of the helicopter.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /j/jane_dornacker   (494 words)

  
 WFAN (AM) - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
On the afternoon of October 22, 1986, the station's "N-Copter" traffic helicopter crashed into the Hudson River killing traffic reporter Jane Dornacker and severely injuring pilot Bill Pate.
As millions of WNBC listeners heard Dornacker giving her traffic report she suddenly paused, a grinding noise could be heard in the background and Dornacker screaming in terror "Hit the water!
Dornacker had recently gotten back to flying in a helicopter after surviving a previous crash of the N-Copter into the Hackensack River in New Jersey a few months earlier.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/WFAN   (861 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The pilot and passenger, Jane Dornacker, a NBC radio traffic reporter, were flying in a northerly direction along manhattan's west side at an altitude of about 75 feet.
Witnesses observed the aircraft's main rotor blades stop, the aircraft descended rapidly, struck the top of a chain link fence at a river pier, crashed into the HudsonRiver and sank in 15 to 20 feet of water.
Dornacker had survived another helicopter crash earlier in the year.
www.planecrashinfo.com /1986/1986-55.htm   (141 words)

  
 Comments on 16283 | MetaFilter
On October 22, 1986, WNBC radio reporter Jane Dornacker was killed when her helicopter crashed during a live traffic report.
Helicopter reporter Jane Dornacker was doing a live report from the 'N Copter' on WNBC when the craft encountered problems and plunged into the Hudson River.
Dornacker died en route to hospital and the pilot, while badly injured, did survive.
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 US Aviation - Aviation Forums, Airline Forums, Aviation Message Boards, Aviation Jobs, Aviation Classifieds, Aviation ...
22, 1986: WNBC 66AM radio traffic reporter Jane Dornacker (38) was killed, and her pilot, Bill Pate, was injured when the main rotor of their helicopter, an Enstrom F-28F, seized and the aircraft sunk into the waters of the Hudson River near 45th St. in Manhattan.
In the subsequent investigation, the NTSB found that the clutch that was installed in the helicopter was a military surplus part which was not intended for use in a civil aircraft.
Dornacker had also been in another helicopter accident in the Hackensack River with a different pilot earlier in the year.
www.usaviation.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=26329   (305 words)

  
 The 4 Lives of Chopper 4
The pilot, and reporter Jane Dornacker, survived the crash and swam to safety.
Jane Dornacker was live on the air when she started screaming, "Hit the water!
Rescue 1 made the rescue but it was too late for Jane.
www.fdnewyork.com /chopper4.asp   (558 words)

  
 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The only time I saw Dornacker was during some feminist get-together at the Herbst Theatre, where Dornacker poked fun at Gloria Steinem, who revealed herself to be nice enough, albeit utterly humorless.
Jane was a delightful person to listen to, and when I started college in New York City in the fall of 1986, I was happy to discover that she had moved there, too -- a bit of home coming to me over the airwaves.
The accident was a horrible shock, and I felt terrible for her daughter, made so real by Jane's sweet ''rise and shine's.'' I've always wondered what became of her.
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 In New Jersey .... Hit the water! Hit the water! Hit the water!
Many in New York were excited about the Mets' first appearance in the Fall Classic since 1969, but the excitement of many radio listeners was tempered that Wednesday afternoon as a live traffic report on WNBC 66 went horribly wrong.
At 4:44 that afternoon, during a live report from Jane Dornacker, the N-Copter's transmission disengaged, causing the engine to race while the rotors stalled and plunging the helicopter into the Hudson River.
Dornacker's last words over the air, catching stunned listeners (as well as WNBC afternoon man Joey Reynolds) off-guard, were, "Hit the water!" Although the copter did hit the water, Dornacker was killed in the crash.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In 1986, Jane Dornacker, a traffic reporter for WNBC radio in New York, was killed when her helicopter crashed into the Hudson River.
As the chopper plunged toward a pier, listeners heard Dornacker scream at the pilot, "Hit the water!
Dornacker's daughter reached a $325,000 settlement with the owner and manufacturer of the helicopter.
www.officer.com /news/IBS/knsd/news-2191549.html   (187 words)

  
 Pearl Harbor
She subsequently joined Jane Dornacker in Leila And The Snakes, before taking the group's rhythm section—Hilary Stench (bass) and John Stench (drums)—in this new act.
Their act continued the theatricality of the Tubes, but Gates was more interested in conventional rock ‘n’ roll.
Their debut single Drivin' (which was later covered by Jane Aire And The Belvederes) came out on the independent 415 Records label and became an cult hit.
www.centrohd.com /biogra/p1/pearl_harbor.htm   (224 words)

  
 Bio for Jane Dornacker on MSN Movies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Jane Dornacker started out as a comedienne in San Francisco.
The Albuquerque-born actress then became a songwriter and founded the all-woman rock group Leila and the Snakes.
She died in a helicopter crash in 1986 while reporting a story on the Hudson River.
entertainment.msn.com /celebs/celeb.aspx?c=237386&stab=1   (57 words)

  
 The Stand-In Movie, Review, Cast for The Stand-In | TVGuide.com
The Stand-In Danny Glover, in a film he made in San Francisco before becoming better known, is featured as an independent filmmaker who accidentally kills a rude and crude biker (Bob Sarlatte).
To cover up the crime, he assumes the biker's identity while two friends (Jane Dornacker, Marc Hayashi) are shown in "documentary" footage, commenting on their friend's unusual situation.
This movie has spunk and inventiveness, but the single joke that sustains its concept is dragged on too long.
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 Movie Database - tvguide.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Danny Glover, in a film he made in San Francisco before becoming better known, is featured as an independent filmmaker who accidentally kills a rude and crude biker (Bob Sarlatte).
To cover up the crime, he assumes the biker's identity while two friends (Jane Dornacker, Marc Hayashi) are shown in "documentary" footage, commenting on their friend's unusual situation.
The performances of Dornacker and Sarlatte, San Francisco-area comedians, lend a nice touch to the zany goings-on.
online.tvguide.com /movies/database/showmovie.asp?MI=11458   (111 words)

  
 News Blab - NewsBlab.com  A Blog about News
Jane Dornacker was in the middle of a morning traffic report when something went terribly wrong.
The helicopter Dornacker was riding in crashed from a height of 75 feet into a fence and fell into the Hudson River.
Donna Fiducia, who was the WNBC traffic reporter prior to Jane Dornacker, worked at WCBS at the time of Dornacker's death.
www.newsblab.com /newsworthy_may04_week1.htm   (2108 words)

  
 The Official Doctor Don Rose Home Page [Jane Dornacker]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Our answer was Jane Dornacker, our self-proclaimed "trafficologist".
Jane was a stand up comic well-known around town, and a natural.
We were thrilled for Jane when she made a career move to New York City, and dismayed when WNBC's helicopter went into the Hudson River with her aboard for the second time.
www.doctordonrose.com /dornacker.html   (104 words)

  
 U B U W E B :: 365 Days Project - October 16-31   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Jane Dorknacker (Leila) had previously toured with The Tubes and co-wrote the song "Don't Touch Me There".
Jane Dornacker went on to be a standup comedienne.
Jane Dornacker died on-air when her helicopter crashed on October 22, 1986.
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We immediately rushed to the seats, which were not reserved, and got two right in front, so that we could kick back in our chairs and put our feet up on the stage.
A local band, Leila and the Snakes, which featured Jane Dornacker and Pearly Gates, later of Pearl Harbor and the Explosions, opened.
(By the way, Dornacker later became a helicopter traffic reporter who died in a helicopter crash while working traffic in New York City.) Their set was very entertaining and a real learning experience for my brother, who sat amazed as Gates suggestively licked the center out of a SuzyQ during one song.
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 Jane Dornacker (1947 - 1986) - Find A Grave Memorial
Her music career included lead vocals for the San Francisco rock group "Leila and the Snakes".
In the mid 1980's, she worked as a traffic reporter for WNBC 66 AM in New York.
On October 22, 1986, at 4:44 PM, while Jane was giving one of the station's N-Copter reports, a mechanical failure plunged the helicopter from a low altitude into the Hudson River.
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 Jane Taylor Howard Stern Show Information And Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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 WWSB.tv (article details)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Three civilians were shot but were not gravely injured, and three officers fired six shots, police said.
Earlier that year, Dornacker and another pilot escaped unharmed when a WNBC traffic helicopter crashed into the Hackensack River in New Jersey.
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 :: THE ORCHARD :: Artist Discography
Automatic Pilot played their hits Killer Purses and Sit on My Face at the Kabuki, Fabulous Follies, Palms, I-Beam, Valencia Rose and the Castro Street Fair, venturing as far as the Chute II Bar in Reno.
They shared bills with SFGMC, Silvertone with Chris Isaak, Jane Dornacker, Margo Crossman and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and made a number of studio recordings.
In 1983, vocalist Tony Kramedas set out to produce an album for major release, with new songs and arrangements featuring some of the Bay Area's best studio musicians.
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 Jane Dornacker - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
She also had a featured role in the motion picture The Right Stuff (1983) as Nurse Murch.
On October 22, 1986 Jane Dornacker was killed while doing a traffic report on WNBC-AM in New York City.
HIT THE WATER!" as the helicopter from which she and pilot Bill Pate were reporting, fell from the sky and crashed into the Hudson River.
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 Jane Dornacker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Jane Dornacker was a U.S. Postal worker turned comedienne and musician...
Had a daughter named Naomi who was 16 when she died - the deaths just...
Discuss this name with other users on IMDb message board for Jane Dornacker
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 KYUU: The General Managers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Shortly after Hayes hit New York, he hired San Francisco comedienne and long-time radio presence Jane Dornacker to do traffic reports from a helicopter, at the suggestion of Ric Lippincott.
In the following, sobering clip, we hear Jane's last traffic report, which tragically, culminated in her death -- the chopper pilot however, survived.
Tragedy On The Air: Jane Dornacker, October 22, 1986
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 Feds Launch Investigation Of Chopper 4 Crash - News Story - WNBC | New York
In 1978, before a push during the 1980s to improve helicopter safety, there were more than 300 crashes.
The Federal Aviation Administration later accused the helicopter company of making faulty repairs.
Earlier in 1986, Dornacker and another pilot escaped unharmed when a WNBC traffic helicopter crashed into the Hackensack River in New Jersey.
www.wnbc.com /news/3269249/detail.html   (792 words)

  
 CD Baby: AUTOMATIC PILOT: Back From The Dead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Automatic Pilot played the Kabuki, Fabulous Follies, Palms, I-Beam, Valencia Rose and the Castro Street Fair, venturing as far as the Chute II Bar in Reno.
They shared bills with SFGMC, Silvertone with Chris Issak, Jane Dornacker, Margo Crossman and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
The historic 1982 performance at SF's On Broadway Theater is now available on the compact disc Live On Broadway.
cdbaby.com /cd/apilotmusic   (341 words)

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