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Many teams lost in crashes

LIST of sports teams involved in fatal plane crashes:

May 4, 1949 -- Italian football club, Torino. The four-time league champions lost 22 members, including 18 players, in Turin, Italy.

Feb. 6, 1958 -- English football champion Manchester United, eight members, in Munich.

Aug. 14, 1958 -- Egyptian fencing team, six members, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Feb. 16, 1961 -- U.S. figure skating team, 18 members, in Belgium.

April 3, 1961 -- Green Cross, a first-division Chilean soccer team; eight players died, plus two members of the coaching staff, in the Las Lastimas Mountains.

Sept. 26, 1969 -- Bolivian football team "The Strongest," at least 19 members killed, in the Andes.

Nov. 14, 1970 -- Marshall University U.S. college football team, 36 players, in Huntington, W. Virginia.

Oct. 11, 1972 -- Uruguayan rugby club, 29 people killed, in Chile, including five crew and some family members.

Dec. 13, 1977 -- University of Evansville men's basketball coach Bobby Watson and 14 players, in Evansville, Ind.

March 14, 1980 -- U.S. amateur boxing team, 14 members, in Warsaw, Poland.

Dec. 8, 1987 -- Alianza Peruvian first-division football team, 17 players, in Lima, Peru.

April 28, 1993 -- Zambia's national football team, 18 players and five team officials, in Libreville, Gabon.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 8, 2011 A3

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