Marshall University Football Team

Date: 11/14/1970
Crash Site: Huntington, West Virginia

After a 17-14 loss to East Carolina the Marshall team was flying home in a Southern Airways DC-9. Cruising at a low altitude due to poor weather, the aircraft hit hillside treetops and went into a nosedive. The plane was engulfed in flames, creating an unsurvivable wreck. Thirty-six athletes perished.