Victims of OSU plane crash remembered
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Thursday, January 27, 2011
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BYERS, Colo. — It's been 10 years since a plane carrying Oklahoma State basketball players and others crashed in Colorado, killing 10 people.
Representatives of the university and the sheriff's and fire departments who responded to the crash placed wreaths at a memorial near the crash site Thursday.
Former OSU vice president, David Bosserman, his executive assistant, Nancy Horner, physical plant director Rick Krysiak and Leon Jones from campus police have visited every year since the crash.
The plane was returning to Stillwater after a game against Colorado in Boulder when it crashed in a field 40 miles east of Denver.
The victims will be remembered at 6:37 p.m. when the OSU library bell will toll 10 times, as is done each year.
They also were honored Wednesday night at halftime of OSU's home game against Texas. Former coach Eddie Sutton and three former players addressed the crowd, which included relatives of eight of the victims, and it was announced that the school has retired the No. 10 jersey.
Nancy Horner, left, with Oklahoma State, and Kelli Engelsman, wife of Adams County official Roger Engelsman, carry a wreath at the OSU plane crash memorial in Byers, Colo., on Thursday. AP