Gov. Mickelson, 7 Others Remembered 25 Years After Plane Crash


Thursday marks the 25th anniversary of a tragic day in South Dakota history.

On April 19, 1993, South Dakota Gov. George Mickelson was traveling from Cincinnati, Ohio with seven others when their plane crashed near Dubuque, Iowa.

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The crash killed all eight on board the plane: Gov. Mickelson, Angus Anson of Northern States Power, Dave Birkeland of First Bank of South Dakota, Roland Dolly of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Roger Hainje of the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, Ron Reed of the state Office of Energy Policy, and state pilots Ron Becker and Dave Hansen.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested all flags fly at half-staff on Thursday to commemorate the plane crash victims. He also asked they remain lowered in honor of First Lady Barbara Bush until sunset Saturday, the day of her interment.

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