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Remembering The Ten: OSU Plane Crash

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Posted at 7:43 AM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-27 12:40:49-05

STILLWATER, Okla. — On January 27, 2001, a plane carrying 10 men crashed in a Colorado pasture, killing all on board.

The men, now called "The Ten," were part of the Oklahoma State University community.

They were:

OSU basketball players Daniel Lawson and Nate Fleming
OSU athletic media relations coordinator Will Hancock
Student assistant Jared Weiberg
Athletic trainer Brian Luinstra
Director of Basketball Operations Pat Noyes
Broadcast engineer Kendall Durfey
Oklahoma City broadcaster Bill Teegins
Pilots Bjorn Fahlstrom and Denver Mills.

The men were heading back to Stillwater from Colorado when their plane crashed during a snow storm.

A memorial stands in Colorado, located a little over 1,000 feet from the site of the crash.

Contrasting bands of granite and marble, along with pictures of the ten men, form ten sides of a decagon and at its center are ten stars surrounded by the OSU Spirit Rider. Two arrows line the outer edge, one pointing west to the crash site with the other pointing southeast toward Stillwater, Okla., 465 miles away.

Darrel Haerther, who owns the land where the plane crash occurred, provided land for the monument.

The memorial is located about one-half mile north of Arapahoe County Road 2 on the Bradbury-Krebs County Road.

To view a map of where the memorial is located, click here.

A memorial also stands in their memory at OSU. There is also an annual run "Remember the Ten" in their honor.

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