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    ISU Plane Crash - trying to remember

    I remember it happened in 1985. Wasn't it around the Des Moines Art Center? Is there any kind of monument or anything in memory of those that died?



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    Re: ISU Plane Crash - trying to remember

    There were memorials set up on the Veenker golf course (a plaque) where they had meets. There were also trees planted in the honor of those that died on the course (I'm not sure which hole). When the cross country course was completed, there was an additional memorial set up there as well.



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    Re: ISU Plane Crash - trying to remember

    It landed in the front yard of a family friends home (from what my parents told me). -Just north of the Arts Center off of Grand Ave. I have a vague memory of the details but I remember all the windows being blown out and the family thinking an atomic bomb went off.

    Was it the CC or track team? Sad story. I'm not positive but I don't think there is a monument. Could be wrong though, sure have been before.



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    Re: ISU Plane Crash - trying to remember

    Here's the plaque that is set up as a memorial: Rock Plaque


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    Re: ISU Plane Crash - trying to remember

    Here's a link to the story from the ISU archives-

    Women's Cross Country right after a NCAA 2nd place finish.

    RS 24/24/3 Iowa State Women’s Cross Country 1985 Plane Crash Records



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    Re: ISU Plane Crash - trying to remember

    Why do you ask cyadict? what made you think of that from
    23 years ago?



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    Re: ISU Plane Crash - trying to remember

    sorry, but i dont think that 2nd article has anything to do with the plane crash of 1985 that killed 7 people.



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    Re: ISU Plane Crash - trying to remember

    What made think of it..I really dont know. I'm just sitting here at work, and was wondering where the crash actually took place and if there was some type of memorial at the location.



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    Re: ISU Plane Crash - trying to remember

    Quote Originally Posted by stretchclone View Post
    sorry, but i dont think that 2nd article has anything to do with the plane crash of 1985 that killed 7 people.
    You are absolutely right, they are two completely unrelated crashes, and obviously I didn't check very closely when pulling that up. Thanks.


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    Re: ISU Plane Crash - trying to remember

    no joke,....... my sister was on that plane. sad day at our house.



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