Captured Northrop staffers freed
After more than five years in captivity, three Northrop Grumman Corp. employees were rescued by the
Colombian military and returned home safely to the United States.
(From left) Keith Stansell, Marc Gonsalves and Thomas Howes were among the 15 people captured
and held hostage by the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia after their drug-surveillance
plane went down in the jungles of southern Colombia in February 2003.