Marshall Plane Crash

‘Gear Up’ Tackles College Enrollment Challenges And State Smoking Rates Lag Behind Nation, This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, lung cancer and smoking rates in the state lag behind the rest of the country and aren’t showing any signs of improvement, according to a new report.

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‘We Will Never Forget’: Marshall Holds Annual Plane Crash Memorial Service

Tuesday marks the 53rd Anniversary of the Marshall University Plane Crash. Seventy five people, football team players, coaches, staff, supporters and the flight crew perished while returning from an away game at East Carolina. Every year, on this day, Marshall remembers the 75.

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Proposed Bill Would Honor Marshall University Plane Crash Victims

Lawmakers will consider House Bill 2412 to mark Nov. 14 as a state day of recognition in honor of the Marshall University plane crash.

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Experienced Aviator Weighs In On Marshall Crash

Marshall University recently honored the 75 passengers and crew who were killed on Nov. 14, 1970 in a plane crash that is often termed the worst aviation-related sports disaster in American history. It included 36 members of the Thundering Herd football team.The National Transportation Safety Board found that the crash most likely happened because the crew couldn’t see the landing strip and began to descend closer to the runway than recommended.David Board dug into university records and the NTSB report to look for more answers. He wrote his analysis of the accident in the fall issue of GOLDENSEAL magazine.

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