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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceDisastersEducationSports. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1899.
 
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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Soldier’s Grave (approx. 1.7 miles away); Camp Pierpont (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ceredo - Kenova (approx. 2.2 miles away);
Marshall Plane Crash Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Marshall Plane Crash Site Marker
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West Virginia (Wayne County) / 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).
 
Marshall Plane Crash Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
3. Marshall Plane Crash Site Marker
Nearby hillside crash site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
4. Nearby hillside crash site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,649 times since then and 504 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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May. 20, 2022