Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team plane crash
Beechcraft Super King Air 200 similar to accident aircraft
|Date||January 27, 2001|
|Site||Strasburg, Colorado, U.S.|
|Aircraft type||Beechcraft Super King Air 200|
|Operator||Jet Express Services|
The Oklahoma State University Cowboys basketball team plane crash occurred on January 27, 2001, at 19:37 EST, when a Beechcraft Super King Air 200, registration N81PF, carrying the Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team, crashed in a field 40 miles (64 km) east of Denver, near Strasburg, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The pilot had become disoriented in a snow storm. The plane was flying from Jefferson County Airport to Stillwater Regional Airport after the team's loss against the Colorado Buffaloes.
The plane was carrying eight people involved at Oklahoma State: two players (Dan Lawson and Nate Fleming), as well as six members of the coaching staff and OSU broadcasters: sports information employee Will Hancock, director of basketball operations Pat Noyes, trainer Brian Luinstra, student manager Jared Weiberg, broadcast engineer Kendall Durfey, and KWTV broadcaster Bill Teegins. The lives of the pilot, Denver Mills, and co-pilot, Bjorn Fahlstrom, were also lost in the crash. Oklahoma State has a memorial erected for the ten killed, entitled "Remember the Ten", outside Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
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