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 John Ed Washington

John Ed Washington

Birth
West Virginia, USA
Death 13 Dec 1977 (aged 21)
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 98, Lot 1418
Memorial ID 18237 · View Source
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Basketball Player. He 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.


  • Maintained by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 3 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18237
  • Warrick L. Barrett
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Ed Washington (29 Dec 1955–13 Dec 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18237, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Warrick L. Barrett (contributor 395) .