People don’t talk to each other in “We Are Marshall,” they make inspirational speeches. The story of the Nov. 14, 1970, tragedy was told in a 2006 feature film, "We Are Marshall," starring Matthew McConaughey. PHOTOS: 50 years after the Wichita State plane crash in 1970, remains still lie on the mountain near Silver Plume, Colorado. A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M ------------------------- N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z, (letter above equals below, and vice versa), Copyright I’m hopeful that I will get further chances to continue to shine a light on these moments throughout the history of the university. Marshall honors 75 people who died in football team's plane crash 49 years ago. 50 years ago, WSU’s football team was flying through the Dry Gulch when the plane crashed into the side of a mountain on Oct. 2, 1970. 31 out of the 40 people on board were killed. Near Huntington, West Virginia . Having struck the wooded hill just a mile short of Runway 11 on the western side of the Tri-State Airport in Ceredo, West Virginia, plane burst into flames and created swath of charred ground over a thousand feet long. The 1971 team, deemed "The Young Herd,"  only won two games in 1971. Once you reach the wreckage, it almost startles and surprises you. On November 14, 1970, 36 football players and 39 coaches, administrators, community leaders, fans and crew died when the team’s chartered jet returning from a game at East Carolina crashed into a hill just short of the airport. (please do not remove any Marshall items from the cache). : © 2000-2020 WOWK 13 News will stream the memorial service, on, in the WOWK 13 News App, and the WOWK 13 News Facebook Page. Plane crash devastates Marshall University. There is so much up there that we felt a sense of adventure and never wanted to leave. The Marshall Thundering Herd football team was returning home from a game at East Carolina and just as the plane carrying 75 players, coaches, staff members, […] The plane has been specially chartered, and was carrying home thirty-seven members of the Marshall University "Thundering Herd" football squad, eight members of the coaching staff, and twenty-five fans and supporters of the team, after a 17-14 loss against the East Carolina University "Pirates" in Greenville, North Carolina. Looking toward the wreckage of the fuselage, Investigators looking through the wreck for clues, Recovery workers searching the debris for clues as to the accident's cause. The airliner was on its final approach when it collided with the tops of trees on a hillside just over a mile west of the runway. In the earlier crash, the airplane hit a hill 2,700 feet short of the runway, after apparently losing power in one of its two engines. The crash site today remains in a wooded area, just like in 1970. If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar. The flight crew, led by Captain Frank H. Abbot and First Officer Jerry Smith, had established radio contact with the air traffic controllers at the airport at 7:23 PM with the announcement that they were to descend to 5,000 feet. Despite being unsure of ourselves, we took the left turn and after hiking more we ultimately reached the site of the wreckage. Three Army officers were killed in the crash of a military plane Oct. 29. But it was their first win against the Xavier Musketeers by the score of 15-13, on September 25h, 1971, on their home field, Fairfield Stadium, that was the most meaningful. GREENUP COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - In Greenup County, Kentucky, the area has banned alcohol sales for more than 50-years. We almost got a sense that the victims of this horrific event are there with you on the side of the mountain. We left with an overarching feeling of sadness. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Southern Airways continued flight operations until 1979, when it was purchased and folded into Republic Airlines, which in 1986 was purchased by Northwest Airlines. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The controllers had advised the crew that there was "rain, fog, smoke and a ragged ceiling" making landing more difficult but not impossible. The exact cause of the crash was never fully determined by the National Transportation Safety Board, but the aircraft experienced no reported difficulties as it descended below the published glide path. said keynote speaker Dr. Matthew Ralsten III, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Sunday afternoon, a group of Treven's friends, as well as his mother and aunt, protested up and down the streets of Ironton. One weekend ago, two members of The Sunflower staff got to visit the site where 29 people lost their lives and two others died in the weeks following. Another feeling I got was the sense of weirdness. Sports editor for The Sunflower, Sean Marty, observes the 1970 Wichita State plane crash site on Sunday, Sept. 27 near Silver Plume, Colorado. © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. var _gaq = _gaq || []; Today marks the 47th anniversary of a tragedy that helped shape a university, a football program, and a community forever. HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - Huntington Police have identified the body of a woman who originally went missing Saturday. It's free! . The service is set for noon Thursday, November 14, 2019, in Huntington, West Virginia. 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