There have been a surprisingly large amount of sports teams killed in airplane crashes over the years, due to the high amount of time teams spend travelling. One of the most famous incidents involved the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, a chartered flight carrying an entire rugby team that went down in the Andes in 1972, and became the basis for a best-selling book and later a film called "Alive." From amateur teams to professional to Olympians, this is list of airplane crashes that have killed the best in their fields.However it wasn't only the Uruguayan Rugby Team that have perished on an airplane; there are numerous other teams that have suffered catastrophic losses in the same fashion, including the clubs and organizations mentioned on the list below. So what teams have died in plane crashes? This list will give you every team that has unfortunately perished in a wreck.
December 13, 1977 see more on Evansville Purple Aces men's basketball
August 1979, an Uzbek professional football club was involved in a mid-air collision over Ukraine. All 178 people aboard both planes involved died, including the entire team. see more on Pakhtakor FK