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Throwback 1961: United States Figure Skating Team

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The 18-member team was on its way to the World Figure Skating Championships in Prague on Feb. 15 when the Sabena plane it was aboard plunged into a field in Belgium.

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The entire team was killed. The victims included Laurence Owen, 16, who had won the women’s title at the United States Figure Skating Championships about a month earlier.

The crash deprived the American team of its most glittering talent, and it took years for it to recover.

Source : Internet

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