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Former OU Quarterback Steve Davis Dies In Indiana Plane Crash

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Photo of Steve Davis during his years as quarterback for the University of Oklahoma. Photo of Steve Davis during his years as quarterback for the University of Oklahoma.
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The St. Joseph County's coroner's office has confirmed former University of Oklahoma quarterback Steve Davis was one of two people killed late Sunday afternoon in a plane crash near the South Bend Regional Airport in Indiana.

According to WSBT-TV, the coroner identified the dead as 60-year-old Davis and 58-year-old Wesley Caves.

3/17/2013 Related Story: Small Jet From Tulsa Crashes At South Bend Airport, Killing Two

The men were on board a small jet from Jones Riverside Airport in Tulsa that crashed, hitting at least three homes. Two other passengers were injured as were two people on the ground.

The pilot of the Beechcraft Premier 1 reported an electrical problem right before hitting those homes in South Bend.

The jet is registered to a company owned by Caves. The company does business in Tulsa as DigiCut Systems, making window film and paint overlay for autos.

Steve Davis was the starting quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners in the mid 1970s. With Davis at the helm, the Sooners won the National Championship in 1974 and 1975. During his career in Norman, Davis and the Sooners were 32-1-1.

Davis was MVP of the 1976 Orange Bowl, which gave the Sooners the 1975 national championship, the fifth for the program. As the starting quarterback, Davis was 32-1-1, holding OU's record for career wins by a starting quarterback until Landry Jones broke the record this season.

After college, Davis worked as color commentator for CBS Sports college football telecasts in the 1980s.

Davis was born in Sallisaw and lived in Tulsa.

According to fire officials in South Bend, the jet was eight miles west of the airport when the pilot reported electrical problems. The FAA reports the jet touched down one time then started to climb again before crashing into the homes.

A preliminary report on the crash is expected in seven to 10 days.

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