South Bend jet crash victims and families begin to find closure

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The two men killed in a South Bend jet crash last week were laid to rest Monday.

Separate funerals were held for former University of Oklahoma quarterback Steve Davis and Wes Caves.

Davis’ friends and families filled First Baptist Church in downtown Tulsa. Photos from throughout Davis’ life were displayed on a large screen, along with words from his family and songs to honor him.

Meantime, a family back in South Bend was reunited with a member they thought they had lost after the crash. A cat named Zuul was picked up from the South Bend Animal Hospital Sunday night by his owner Patricia Kobalski.

Zuul was found inside a wall of Kobalski’s home as demolition crews were getting to work. He survived six days without food or water. The doctor that treated him tells Newscenter 16 that his condition was amazing, especially after dealing with the cold temperatures.

Kobalski’s family sent Newscenter 16 photos of their furry friend back by his owner’s side, with only a few signs of the trauma he went through. Zuul suffered no broken bones, and just needed to spend one night at the hospital.

While these families start on the road to closure, NTSB continues to investigate the crash. The wreckage remains in a hangar at the South Bend Regional Airport and a preliminary report on the crash is expected to be released late this week.

We will have complete coverage of the Davis funeral on Newscenter 16 at 11.


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