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Added Feb 22 2018

All 18 members of the U.S. figure skating team died.

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February 22, 2018
    A terrible plane crash once devastated US figure skating - and it still shapes it today
    On a chilly Valentine's Day evening, the 16-year-old newly crowned "queen of United States figure skating" boarded a flight in New York with the rest of the team, headed for the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships in Prague. The day before, Laurence Owen had graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, under the tagline "America's most exciting girl skater."

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