Family members of those who died on American Eagle Flight 4184 will gather at the site this afternoon as they've done for years to mark the anniversary of the crash. Sixty-eight people were killed 19 years ago when the plane traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago encountered icing conditions during a cold, rainy afternoon October 31st, 1994, and crashed into a Newton County soybean field near Roselawn. [Photo/provided]
Pat Hansen, whose brother Frank Sheridan perished on the flight, says the public is invited to join family in paying their respects at the roadside memorial. "If you're driving the street, feel free to stop by. Pray with us, remember. We share good memories, we share painful ones sometimes, but it really is a very from-the-heart sharing," Hansen told the Region News Team. Hansen also says they're in the process of trying to do some fundraising to have a permanent memorial. They'll be gathering at 3:30 this afternoon (Central Time), and Hansen says at 4:07 pm, the time the plane crashed, they'll hold a moment of silence.
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