Rescue workers remove victims from the crash scene in Colorado.
A Colorado highway patrolman looks over the wreckage near Loveland Basin ski area.
Wreckage smolders on a mountain side in Colorado.
Members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group carry a victim from the scene.
A charred football helmet photographed at the scene of the 1970 crash in Colorado.
Charred shoulder pads at the scene of the 1970 crash.
Survivor Mike Bruce is treated in a Denver hospital.
Assistant coach Chuck Ramsey carries survivors' gear from the hospital.
People in 1970 sign condolences to victims of the WSU plane crash.
Glen Kostal, a player for WSU, leaves a Denver hospital after treatment.
Crash survivor John Hoheisel watches his teammates practice.
The site of the WSU plane crash near Loveland Pass in Colorado photographed in 1990.
In this photo from 2000, someone has placed a WSU Alumni license plate next to the bronze and stone slab bearing the names of the people killed in the 1970 crash of an airplane carrying WSU football players, coaches, and WSU supporters. The Wichita Eagle
A bronze and stone slab bearing the names of the people killed in the1970 crash of an airplane carrying WSU football players, coaches, and WSU supporters sits at the base of the mountain where the plane crashed near Loveland Basin Ski Area in Colorado. The Wichita Eagle
A bronze and stone slab bearing the names of the people killed in the 1970 crash sits at the base of the mountain where the plane crashed near Loveland Basin Ski Area in Colorado. Behind the marker is a trail leading up the mountain where wreckage still remains. The Wichita Eagle
A memorial service for those in the Oct. 2, 1970, plane crash that killed football team members, coaches and supporters in Colorado was held on Oct. 2, 2013, at Wichita State University.
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Family, friends and mourners gather for a memorial on Oct. 2, 2013, on the Wichita State University campus for those who died in the Oct. 2, 1970, Colorado plane crash carrying many members of the WSU football team. (Oct. 2, 2013)
A display for the Oct. 2, 1970, Wichita State University football team plane crash is exhibited at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in Wichita.
Wreaths were placed at a memorial service the morning of Oct. 2, 2013, at Wichita State University for those in the Oct. 2, 1970, plane crash that killed football team members, coaches and supporters in Colorado.
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Wichita State basketball coach Gary Thompson shows his emotions in his office on the day the WSU plane crash, October 2, 1970. File photo
Many people offered condolences and and contributions to Wichita State University after the 1970 plane crash, including this donation and letter from 7-year-old Garry Jackson. File photo
This Wichita Eagle newspaper clipping from October 7, 1970 shows the plane's engines recovered from the Wichita State plane crash five days earlier in Colorado. File photo
The investigation of the Wichita State plane crash included the inspection of the plane's engines in Denver days after the October 2, 1970 crash. File photo
Wichita State football player Mike Bruce survived the Colorado plane crash and is seen talking about the plane crash from his Wesley Hospital bed. File photo
Smoldering remains of the Wichita State airplane and team gear was photographed on the mountainside where the 1970 crash occurred. File photo
This Wichita Eagle newspaper clipping from October 3, 1970 shows the wreckage of the airplane that carried part of the Wichita State football team. File photo
Members of the Wichita State football team who were traveling on the second team plane that arrived safely in Utah are seen returning to Wichita on October 3, 1970. File photo
This wallet-sized Wichita State football schedule from 1970 shows the scheduled October 3rd Utah State game which never happened due to the tragic plane crash in Colorado on October 2. File photo
Colorado rescue workers and law enforcement officers are seen near the WSU plane crash site. File photo