c5load From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6035 times:
Meant to post this yesterday, but 40 years ago on Nov 14, 1970 Southern Airways flight 932 crashed short of the runway in Huntington, WV killing all on board. Marshall University lost its entire football team along with coaches, parents, an boosters. RIP.
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rampguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5424 times:
Another tragic plane crash happened on December 13, 1977 when the Univ of Evansville basketball team crashed shortly after take off from EVV headed to BNA. I believe there was one survivor but that he died in an auto accident just 2 weeks later.
type-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4827 times:
SO932 was a pilot error crash. Descending below MDA on a non precision approach. The weather was at minimums, both pilots had never been at the airport they were landing at and they had out of date navigational charts. And the NTSB mentioned that the altimeters may have been off some too.
Personally, I think it was not so much pilot error as the fact that the pilots didn't have the things needed to make a successful approach to the airport.
moose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2642 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4655 times:
Quoting rampguy (Reply 8): There was at least 1 survivor and that he died in a auto accident 2 weeks later along with his brother.
According to the NTSB report linked in the ASN listing, there were no survivors. From a couple of articles that Google returned, either two or three people survived the initial crash, but died shortly after.
LoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4021 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4515 times:
Quoting rampguy (Reply 8): Quoting maxpower1954 (Reply 6):
I never heard the part about the survivor dying in a car crash. According to the Aviation Safety Network, there were no survivors.
There was at least 1 survivor and that he died in a auto accident 2 weeks later along with his brother. There is a memorial on the U of E campus that states this.
No, the one surviving member of that year's basketball team who was killed in a car accident two weeks later with his brother was never on the plane to begin with according to the wikipedia entry on Evansville Purple Aces
Quote: That same year on December 13, a chartered DC-3 carrying the entire UE basketball team crashed in a field near the Evansville Regional Airport. Every member of the team and coaching staff on the plane was killed. One player was not able to attend the game and thus was not on the plane; not soon after the plane crash, however, the player who was not on the plane was killed in a car accident along with his younger brother. To remember that team, Memorial Plaza stands in the middle of campus between Olmsted Administration Hall and the site of the new University Center, crowned by a fountain with the names engraved. Additionally engraved is the following inscription: "Out of the agony of this hour we will rise."