September 20, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Washoe County parks officials say they plan to replace a stolen plaque honoring 70 people who died in a Reno airliner crash in 1985.
The brass plaque for victims of the Galaxy Airlines crash was stolen at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno in November.
Parks officials say the 2-foot-by-2-foot plaque was removed from a large rock, and they're considering options to avoid another theft.
They say one option is an engraved boulder and they're hoping to replace the plaque in the couple of months.
Officials have said brass has value and the plaque might have been stolen for scrap metal.
The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from the Reno airport on Jan. 21, 1985, killing all but one person aboard. It was returning to Minneapolis from a Super Bowl trip sponsored by Caesars Tahoe
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