2001: News 9 Breaking News Coverage of OSU Plane Crash

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 4:06 pm
By: News 9


January 27, 2001

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

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.

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.

News 9 began broadcasting news of the tragedy around 6 p.m. on January 27, and coverage continued for several hours.

Our staff waited anxiously to learn the fate of those on board the plane, including our friend and colleague, former News 9 Sports Director Bill Teegins.

Reports and live pictures of the wreckage ultimately confirmed what most had feared.

When we finally learned of the 10 lives lost, anchors and reporters could no longer hold back their emotions.

Today and always, News 9 will Remember the Ten.