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Wichita State remembers 1970 football plane crash Friday

Connie Avery of Solomon, Kan., holds the helmet her brother Marvin wore as a football player at WSU. Marvin Brown was one of 31 people killed Oct. 2, 1970, in a plane crash.
Connie Avery of Solomon, Kan., holds the helmet her brother Marvin wore as a football player at WSU. Marvin Brown was one of 31 people killed Oct. 2, 1970, in a plane crash. The Wichita Eagle

Wichita State will hold its annual memorial for the 31 victims of the 1970 football plane crash at 9 a.m., Friday.

The observance takes place at Memorial ‘70, on Alumni Drive near Hillside and 18th St. The ceremony is open to the public. A continental breakfast is served after the ceremony in the Miller Concert Hall lobby.

▪  An archive of stories and pictures from The Wichita Eagle is available here.

▪  KPTS will show its 2009 documentary “Black & Gold: Remembering the WSU Plane Crash” at 8 p.m., Friday. It is also available at watch.kpts.org/.

▪  KMUW 89.1-FM will broadcast “The Pieces that Remain: Remembering the WSU Plane Crash,” at 5 p.m., Friday.

Reach Paul Suellentrop at 316-269-6760 or psuellentrop@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @paulsuellentrop.

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