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On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Plane crash memorial at Spring Hill Cemetery,
Huntington
Plane crash memorial at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington
(Photograph by Matthew Geiger)

On November 14, 1970, a chartered plane carrying the Marshall University football team and supporters of the program crashed near Huntington, killing 75 people.

Learn more:
Newspaper Articles on the Marshall University Plane Crash
"Mingoan Aboard: Donald Tackett Of Dingess Trainer For MU"
Marshall University Football Team Plane Crash
Sources on the Marshall University Plane Crash
Audio/Video Clip on the Marshall Plane Crash     (dialup)   (broadband)


On This Day in West Virginia History: November