At 16, he became man of the house

Sept. 30, 2010:

Gary King is exceedingly humble when asked about becoming, at 16, the head of his family. When both of your parents perish in what was then the worst plane crash ever involving a U.S. sports team and you're the only male in a house with six sisters, though, you are - whether you want to admit it or not - the man of the house.

"I think it's a bit of a stretch, calling me the man of the house,” King said Wednesday, the day before he was to reunite with his sisters in Wichita, Kan., to mark the 40th anniversary of the crash that claimed the lives of their parents and 29 others.

His sisters - Lynne, Teri, Lori, Lisa, Juli and Dina - were 18, 13, 10, 7, 6