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 2 players on the Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team along with 6 OSU broadcasters & members of the OSU coaching staff, 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 2 crew members and 8 passengers involved with Oklahoma State basketball: two players (Dan Lawson and Nate Fleming), 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. All eight individuals died. 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.