Memorial '70 Multimedia


2014 - 44th Observance

Photos: Crash Survivor and Friends Honor WSU Plane Crash Victims
(The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com, 10/01/2014)

Climbing to the Crash Site: A Survivor Remembers the WSU Crash of 1970
(KMUW Wichita Public Radio 89.1, 10/02/2014)

How WSU Plane Crash Shaped Colorado Youngster's Life
(KWCH, 10/03/2014)

2011 - 41st Observance

Daughter Remembers Parents Killed In '70 Plane Crash
(KAKE, 10/02/2011) 

WSU football players revisit plane-crash site .
(9NEWS.com, Colorado, 10/03/11

2010 - 40th Observance 

The Crash
(5280 Denver'S Magazine Since 1993, 10/2010)

Former Utah State player still feels linked to Shockers
(The Wichita Eagle, 10/03/2010)

40th anniversary of WSU plane crash - Video
(The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com, 10/02/2010)

Families never lose memories
(The Wichita Eagle, 10/02/2010)

Hundreds expected at memorial for WSU crash
(The Wichita Eagle, 10/01/2010)

Brown was Solomon's favorite son
(The Wichita Eagle, 9/26/2010)

Daughter of WSU plane crash victim never knew her 'Da-da'
(The Wichita Eagle, 9/26/2010)

A quest to keep memories of ’70 crash from fading
(Dodge City Daily Globe, 9/25/2010)

Photos: 35th Memorial Observance

October 1-2, 2005

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Memorial '70, located off of 18th and Hillside on Alumni Drive

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Memorial '70 before the 35th observance

Memorial '70 Display Board

Memorial '70 display board


"Waltzing in Heaven"

Air on WSU-TV, Sunday, Oct. 2

WSU-TV, channel 13, will air "Waltzing in Heaven" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. "Waltzing in Heaven" is a story of faith, hope and love triumphing over heartbreak and loss in a father’s musical gift to his son. When the plane carrying Ronnie and other members of the WSU football team crashed, Howard hoped to at least have the ring Ronnie always wore to remember him by. Thirteen years after the tragedy, the ring was miraculously found and returned to Ronnie’s parents.

“Waltzing in Heaven” is based on Howard’s poetry, which helped to console him in his grief. Howard is credited with the concept of the show and Janie Peak with the story and script. Rick Lopez, Vickie and Scott Beck are credited with the music and lyrics. The original musical production debuted at WSU on Oct. 2, 2008 and is directed by Marie King, associate professor and director for musical theatre in the School of Performing Arts.

Black & Gold - KPTS

Documentary on Wichita State University Plane Crash in 1970

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