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Tuesday, April 10
DANGEROUS SKIES
  • Jan. 27, 2001: 10 people associated with the Oklahoma State basketball team, near Byers, Col.
  • Feb. 14, 2000: Tony Bettenhausen, Jr., race car driver/owner, near Lexington, Ky.
  • Oct. 25, 1999: Payne Stewart, golfer, Mina, S.D.
  • April 2, 1999: Michael Bell, New Zealand boxer, near Tuatapere, New Zealand.
  • Dec. 20, 1998: Phil Stubbs, ocean rowing champion, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • May 11, 1996: Rodney Culver, San Diego Chargers running back, in Florida Everglades.
  • April 18, 1996: Brook Berringer, Nebraska quarterback, near Raymond, Neb.
  • March 14, 1995: Silvio Oltra, Argentine race car driver, in helicopter crash.
  • July 12, 1993: Davey Allison, race car driver, Talladega, Ala.
  • April 28, 1993: The entire Zambian national soccer team, near Libreville, Gabon.
  • Jan. 1, 1993: Alan Kulwicki, race car driver, Bristol, Tenn.
  • Sept. 30, 1988: Al Holbert, six-time IMSA champion, near Columbus, Ohio
  • Dec. 8, 1987: 17 players on Alianza, a Peruvian first-division soccer team, near Lima.
  • August 16, 1987: Nick Vanos, Phoenix Suns center, Detroit
  • Nov. 25, 1985: 3 members of the Iowa State women's cross country team, in Des Moines
  • March 14, 1980: 14 members of U.S. Olympic boxing team, near Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan. 11, 1980: Robert "Bo" Rein, LSU football coach, Atlantic ocean
  • Aug. 2, 1979: Thurman Munson, NY Yankee catcher, Canton, Ohio
  • Dec. 13, 1977: 14 members of University of Evansville basketball team, Evansville, Ind.
  • March 19,1977: Jose Carlos Pace, Formula One driver
  • Nov. 29, 1975: Graham Hill, race car driver, Hertfordshire, England
  • June 24, 1975: Wendell Ladner, New York Nets forward, near New York City
  • Dec. 31, 1972: Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Oct. 13, 1972: Members of a Montevideo, Uruguay rugby team, in Chilean Andes
  • Nov. 14, 1970: 37 members of Marshall University football team, near Huntington, W. Va.
  • Oct. 4, 1970: NASCAR driver Curtis Turner and pro golfer Clarence King, Clearfield County, Penn.
  • Oct. 2, 1970: 14 members of Wichita State football team, Silver Plume, Colo.
  • Sept. 26, 1969: 25 members of The Strongest, a Bolivian soccer team, near La Paz, Bolivia
  • Aug. 31, 1969: Rocky Marciano, heavryweight boxing champion, Newton, Iowa
  • April 28, 1968: 6 members of the Lamar Tech track team, near Beaumont, Texas
  • July 24, 1966: Tony Lema, 1964 British Open golf champion, near Munster, Ind.
  • Feb. 13, 1964: Ken Hubbs, Chicago Cubs second baseman, near Provo, Utah
  • April 12, 1962: Ron Flockhart, Scottish race car driver, near Melbourne, Australia
  • March 1, 1962: Johnny Dieckman, world fly-casting champion, near Chicago
  • April 3, 1961: 24 members of the Green Cross, a first-division Chilean soccer team, near Las Llico, Chile.
  • Feb. 15, 1961: 18 members of U.S. figure skating team, near Brussels, Belgium
  • Oct. 29, 1960: 16 members of the Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo football team, near Toledo, Ohio
  • April 29, 1959: Joaquin Blume, Spain's European gymnastics champion, near Madrid
  • Dec. 14, 1958: Blaine Staats, West Virginia tackle, near Waynesburg, Penn.
  • August 14, 1958: 6 members of the Egyptian fencing team, in Atlantic Ocean.
  • Feb. 1958: 8 members of the Manchester United soccer team, in Munich, Germany
  • Nov. 27, 1956: Charlie Peete, St. Louis Cardinals catcher, in Venezuela.
  • Sept. 20, 1956: Tom Gastall, Baltimore Orioles catcher, in Maryland
  • Oct. 30, 1954: Wilbur Shaw, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, near Decatur, Ind.
  • July 1, 1954: John McBride, Alabama halfback, in Texas
  • April 21, 1951: Bill Barilko, of the Stanley Cup champion Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Oct. 28, 1949: Marcel Cerdan, French middleweight champion on his way to fighting Jake LaMotta, in the Azores.
  • May 4, 1949: 18 members of the Torino soccer team, near Turin, Italy.
  • Oct. 24, 1947: Jeff Burkett, punter for the Chicago Cardinals football team, in Bryce Canyon, Utah.
  • March 31, 1931: Knute Rockne, Notre Dame football coach, Bazaar, Kan.
  • Oct. 18, 1925: Marvin Goodwin, Cincinnati Reds pitcher, near Houston.


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