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Marshall University Plane Crash to be Remembered

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The worst sports air disaster in history happened 42 years ago tomorrow.  Marshall University will once again conduct a formal service.  

The plane crash killed 75 Marshall football supporters, coaches, team members and crew.  

The  ceremony will be held Wednesday at noon at the Memorial Fountain.  The ceremony will commemorate the crash with speeches from Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp, Student Body President Ray Harrell Jr., members of the "Young Thundering Herd," Athletic Director Mike Hamrick, Head Coach Doc Holiday, Alumni Board President Bernie Coston and key note speaker Mo Lajterman.  

Lajterman is the brother of Marcelo Lajterman who played for the Marshall football team and lost his life in the 1970 plane crash.  

The aircraft crashed short of the runway at Tri-State Airport on November 14th, 1970, following a game against East Carolina University.