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.
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