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Huntington in Wayne County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Marshall Plane Crash Site

 
 
Marshall Plane Crash Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Marshall Plane Crash Site Marker
Inscription. On Nov 14, 1970, 75 people died in the worst sports related air tragedy in U.S. history, when a Southern Airways DC-9 crashed into the hillside nearby. The victims included 36 Marshall University football players, 9 coaches and administrators, 25 fans and crew of 5. No one survived this horrific disaster.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 22.386′ N, 82° 34.8′ W. Marker is in Huntington, West Virginia, in Wayne County. Marker is on Old US 2. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington WV 25704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ceredo - Kenova (approx. 2.2 miles away); West Virginia / Kentucky (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dreamland Pool (approx. 2.2 miles away); Here Lies James H. McCoy / Here Lies Floyd McCoy (approx. 2.3 miles away in Kentucky); County Named, 1860 (approx. 3.1 miles away in Kentucky); Country Music Highway (approx. 3.1 miles away in Kentucky); Judge John M. Elliott (approx. 3.1 miles away in Kentucky); Mary Elliott Flanery (approx. 3.1 miles away in Kentucky).
 
Categories. Air & SpaceDisasters
 
Marshall Plane Crash Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Marshall Plane Crash Site Marker
Marshall Plane Crash Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
3. Marshall Plane Crash Site Marker
Nearby hillside crash site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
4. Nearby hillside crash site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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