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Aviators 'sorry for sex abuse'

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Tailhook Association, a group of retired and active-duty US navy and marine aviators, has apologised to women who said they were sexually harassed and assaulted at its 1991 convention in Las Vegas. 'We recognise the errors that contributed to the possibility of party-goers getting out of hand,' it said.

The Defense Department is investigating complaints that 25 women were abused. Some said they had to run a gauntlet of drunken aviators.