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MEMORIAL '70

Memorial '70 Display Case at Koch Arena

On Oct. 2, 1970, Wichita State University and the community were united through tragedy when one of two planes en route to a game with Utah State University in Logan, Utah, crashed near Silver Plume, Colo.

A display case dedicated to 31 WSU football players, administrators and supporters who died from injuries in a plane crash on Oct. 2, 1970, was installed on the Koch Arena concourse in September 2006.

The idea for the permanent display case emerged from a display put together for the 35th anniversary observance. The sculpture, Memorial '70, was dedicated Nov. 28, 1971.