The other person killed was Wesley Caves, the 58-year-old owner of the Beechcraft Premier I twin-jet they were riding in. Caves possessed a pilot’s license, but it’s not known whether he was piloting the aircraft when it went down.
The plane leaked so much fuel that hundreds of people in the surrounding area were forced to evacuate their homes. The power to those homes has been cut to eliminate the possibility of an explosion. The crash happened just south of the South Bend Regional Airport, where the pilot was trying to land the aircraft. Jim Rogers and Christopher Evans, the two others on board the plane, survived the crash. Rogers was in serious condition, and Evans was in fair condition at the last report.
Davis’ stats were 32-1-1 as the Sooners’ starter from 1973 to 1975, and he started every game of Barry Switzer’s first three seasons as head coach. He was also a commentator on CBS Sports college football telecasts during the 1980s. The location of the airport where the jet was trying to land is depicted below.