Wichita State's crash evokes moving memories 50 years later
September 30, 2020
SILVER PLUME, Colo. (AP) — In a small clearing on Mount Trelease, a faded and tattered yellow shirt rests among twisted shards of metal.
Emblazoned across the front: Wichita State.
A heavy reminder of what took place 50 years ago in this section of the Colorado Rocky Mountains where memorials and tributes dot the scarred landscape.
It's here a plane carrying the Wichita State football team crashed while traveling to a game at Utah State on Oct. 2, 1970. Of the 40 on board, 31 died, including 14 players along with coaches, boosters, administrators, trainers and three crew members.