Wichita State University, Football team plane crash

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Summary

Wichita State University (WSU) is a public research university in Wichita, Kansas, United States. It is the third largest university governed by the Kansas Board of Regents.

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On October 2, 1970, the first, or "gold" plane (the twin plane to the second, or black, plane) carrying players and staff of the WSU football team took off from a Colorado airport after refueling, bound for Logan, Utah, for a game against Utah State University. It flew into a mountain valley too narrow to enable it to turn back and smashed into a mountainside, killing 31 of the 40 players, administrators and fans near a ski resort away from Denver. President Richard Nixon sent the president of the university a note which read, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this ti

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me of sorrow."

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