Layover Episode: The 1970 Wichita State Football Team Plane Crash

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In episode 143, we covered the crash of Southern Airways Flight 932, the worst-ever US sports air disaster. But on October 2, 1970, just six weeks before this crash, the Wichita State football team had lost 31 lives in its own plane crash. But this disaster would not receive the same mention as the Marshall disaster. Instead, the Wichita State crash would forever become known as the forgotten crash – and one that Shelly takes us through from start to finish in our latest Patreon-exclusive layover episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast.


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Podcast Engineers
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn

A marker on I-70 near the crash site in Colorado. Source:

The Wichita State football team involved in the crash. Source: The Wichita Eagle

The crash site. Source: AP Photo