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Southern Airways Flight 932

(aka "The Marshall University Football Team Crash")

November 14th, 1970

Near Huntington, West Virginia

 

The Flight Crew of Southern Airways Flight 932:

Captain Frank H. Abbott, Jr. , aged 47, was employed by Southern Airways, Inc., on July 21, 1949. He held airline transport pilot certificate No. 507765 with ratings in DC-3, DC-4, DC-9 and M-202/404, and commercial privileges in single-engine land airplane. He also held a flight instructor certificate with airplane and instrument ratings, had accumulated approximately 18, 557 total flying hours, including 2,194 hours in the DC-9. He completed his last proficiency check on October 14, 1970, and his FAA first-class medical certificate was issued on October 22, 1970, with the limitation that the holder shall wear correcting lenses while exercising the privileges of the certificate.

He lived in College Park, Maryland.

First Officer Jerry R. Smith, aged 28, was employed by Southern Airways, Inc., on April 12, 1965. He held commercial pilot certificate No. 1581568 with airplane single-engine land and instrument ratings. He had accumulated approximately 5, 872 total flying hours, including 1,196 hours in the DC-9. He completed his last proficiency check on July 14, 1970, and his FAA first-class medical certificate was issued on November 5, 1969, without limitations. It was still valid as a second-class medical certificate at the time of the accident.

He lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stewardess Pat Vaught was employed by Southern Airways, Inc., on June 11, 1962. Her last recurrent training was completed on October 21, 1970.

She lived in East Point, Georgia.

Stewardess Charlene Poat was employed by Southern Airways, Inc., on March 28, 1964. Her last recurrent training was completed on October 22, 1970.

She lived in College Park, Maryland.

 

 

Marshall University Football Team Players:

James Michael Adams, of Mansfield, Ohio - Guard

Mark Raeburn Andrews, of Cincinnati, Ohio - Offensive Guard

Mike Francis Blake, of Huntington, West Virginia - Linebacker

Dennis Michael Blevins, of Bluefield, West Virginia - Wide Receiver

Willie Bluford Jr., of Greenwood, South Carolina - Wide receiver

Larry Brown, of Atlanta, Georgia - Defensive Guard

Thomas Wayne Brown, of Richmond, Virginia - Defensive Guard

Roger Keith Childers, of St. Albana, West Virginia

Stuart Spence Cottrell, of Eustis, Florida - Defensive Back

Richard Lee Dardinger, of Mount Vernon, Ohio - Center

David Grant DeBord, of Quincy, Florida - Offensive Tackle

Kevin Francis Gilmore, of Harrison, New Jersey - Halfback

David Dearing Griffith, Jr, of Clarksville, Virginia - Defensive End

Arthur W. Harris, of Passaic, New Jersey - Halfback

Robert Anthony Harris, of Cincinnati, Ohio - Quarterback

Bob Wayne Hill, of Dallas, Texas - Defensive Back

Joe Lee Hood, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Halfback

James Thomas Howard Jr., of Milton, West Virginia - Offensive Guard

Marcelo H. Lajterman, of Lyndhurst, New Jersey -  Kicking Specialist

Richard Adam Lech, of Columbus, Ohio - Defensive Back

Barry Winston Nash, of Accoville, West Virginia - Tight End

Patrick Jay Norrell, of Hartsdale, New York - Offensive Guard

James Robert Patterson, of Louisburg, North Carolina - Offensive Tackle

Scottie Lee Reese, of Waco, Texas - Defensive End

John Anton Repasy Jr., of Cincinnati, Ohio - Wide Reciever

Larry Sanders, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Defensive Back

Charles Alan "Al" Saylor, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio - Defensive End

Arthur Kirk Shannon, of Greensboro, North Carolina - Linebacker

Lionel Ted Shoebridge, of Lyndhurst, New Jersey - Quarterback

Allen Gene Skeens, of Ravenswood, West Virginia - Center

Jerry Dodson Stainback, of Newport News, Virginia - Linebacker

Donald Tackett, Jr., of Paden City, West Virginia

Robert James Van Horn, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Tackle

Roger Arnie Vanover, of Russell, Kentucky - Defensive End

Freddie Clay Wilson, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Tackle

John Patton Young, of Buckhannon, West Virginia - Tight End

Thomas Jonathan Zborill, of Richmond, Virginia - Defensive End

 

 

MU Coaching Staff

Herbert B. (Deke) Brackett

Albert C. Carelli Jr - athletic director

Frank Loria - Defensive Backs coach

James M. Moss II

Rickey D. Tolley - Head football coach

 

MU Supporters and Staff

Charles Arnold, of Huntington, West Virginia

Rachel Lynette Arnold, of Huntington, West Virginia

Donald Booth - Movie cameraman

Dr. Joseph Chambers, of Huntington, West Virginia - Local physician

Margaret Chambers, of Huntington, West Virginia

Gary Wilson George - Team Statistician

Dr. Ray Hagley, of Huntington, West Virginia - Local physician

Shirley Ann Hagley, of Huntington, West Virginia

Arthur L. Harris, of Passaic, New Jersey - Father of player Art Harris

E.O. "Happy" Heath, of Huntington, West Virginia

Elaine Lois Heath, of Huntington, West Virginia

James Jarrell, of Huntington, West Virginia

Cynthia Scott Leslie Jarrell, of Huntington, West Virginia

Kenneth Jones, of Huntington, West Virginia - WHTN-TV sports director

Charles E. Kautz - Athletic director of Marshall University

Eugene J. Morehouse - sports information director

Jeffrey P. Nathan, of Parksburg, West Virginia - sports editor of MU's student newspaper

Dr. Brian R. O'Connor, of Huntington, West Virginia - admissions director of Marshall University

Michael R. Prestera, delegate-elect to the West Virginia Legislature

Dr. Glenn Preston, of Huntington, West Virginia - Local dentist

Phyllis Jean Charles Preston, of Huntington, West Virginia

Dr. Herbert D. Proctor, of Huntington, West Virginia

Courtney Phillips Proctor, of Huntington, West Virginia

Murrill Ralsten, of Huntington, West Virginia - City councilman

Helen Ralsten, of Huntington, West Virginia

James Joseph Schroer - Head Trainer

Parker Ward, of Huntington, West Virginia

Norman Weichmann - Movie cameraman

 

Danny Deese, of Altanta, Georgia - Charter coordinator

 

 

 

 

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