2001: OSU Holds Remembrance Ceremony For 10 Lives Lost In Plane Crash

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 4:11 pm
By: News 9


January 31, 2001

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Thousands gathered at Gallagher-Iba Arena to remember the 10 lives lost in a plane crash in January 2001.

On January 27, 2001 the OSU basketball team was returning from a game in Boulder, Colorado when one plane crashed.

The men lost in the crash were Denver Mills, Nate Fleming, Dan Lawson, Jared Weiberg, Pat Noyes, Bill Teegins, Will Hancock, Brian Luinstra, Kendall Durfey and Bjorn Fahlstrom.

"We will get through this and we will be better people for it," OSU Head Basketball Coach Eddie Sutton said during the remembrance ceremony.

A choir sang and several players and members of the OSU community spoke about the tragedy that affected the entire OSU family.

The twin-engine Beech King Air 200 went down about 30 miles east of Denver during a light snow.

It was one of three small aircraft carrying members of the Oklahoma State University basketball team and staff.