ISU Plane Crash - trying to remember

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  1. cyadict

    cyadict Member

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    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?
     
  2. drlove

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    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.
     
  3. delt4cy

    delt4cy Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. Stumpy

    Stumpy Well-Known Member

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    #4 Stumpy, May 8, 2008
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    Here's the plaque that is set up as a memorial: Rock Plaque
     
  5. delt4cy

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  6. stretchclone

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

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

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    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.
     
  9. Stumpy

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    You are absolutely right, they are two completely unrelated crashes, and obviously I didn't check very closely when pulling that up. Thanks.
     
  10. stretchclone

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

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