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John Ed Washington
Birth: Dec. 29, 1955
West Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 13, 1977
Evansville
Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA

John Ed Washington was the leading scorer for the last of legendary coach Arad McCutchan's 31 basketball teams at the University of Evansville. As a senior, he returned as an All-American candidate and the principal player for new coach Bobby Watson as the "Purple Aces" began playing at the NCAA Division I-A level. His skills appeared to be sufficient for him to follow former Aces Jerry Sloan and Don Buse into the professional ranks. Tragically the team was lost in a crash shortly after take-off from Evansville's Dress Regional airport on the way to its third game of the season against Middle Tennessee State. Investigators eventually concluded that a pilot-controlled aileron on one wing remained locked upon takeoff, which made the plane difficult to turn or bank. It was also concluded that the luggage was loaded improperly in the rear of the aircraft, making that area too heavy, resulting in a premature takeoff and an impairment in the aircraft's ability to gain full flight. 
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 98, Lot 1418
 
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Record added: Nov 03, 2000
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