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Wichita State plane wreck [2]

A somber location near Loveland Pass, Colorado marking the site of the Martin 4-0-4 plane wreck carrying the Wichita State University Shockers football team.  The plane was en route to Logan, Utah for a game against Utah State University on October 2, 1970 & the pilot decided to take a more scenic route up Clear Creek Canyon to Loveland Pass.  As they became trapped in the box canyon, they were unable to turn around & crashed at this spot at 1:14pm.  Initially the fuel was intact but later caused the explosion of the cabin.  Of the 40 passengers, 31 had perished, much of the wreckage is still visible today 45 years later.  Plane crashes are common in the Rocky Mountains, a memorial devoted to the accident is located along Interstate 70 nearby known as Memorial '70.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13200x6600
Taken: 22/09/2015
Uploaded: 22/09/2015


Tags: martin 4-0-4; wichita state university; colorado; front range; plane crash; wreck; aviation; shockers; memorial; debris; airplane
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