Engine smoke forced a two-hour delay Friday in the charter jet flight of the Marshall football team to East Carolina.
No big deal, except …
It happened on the game trip to Greenville where on Saturday East Carolina unveiled a plaque near the football stadium entrance honoring Marshall’s 1970 team.
The 1970 team died in a plan crash returning from an ECU game 36 years ago.
That crash on Nov. 14, 1970, killed 75 people on a cold, rainy hillside in West Virginia.
A movie, “We Are Marshall,” about the crash and the aftermath comes out this fall. Whew, what a soundtrack.
Here’s a great little featurette
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