plane crash

August 1, 1964

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On this day in 1964, Jim Reeves and Dean Manuel’s bodies were found in the wreckage of an aircraft and, at 1:00 p.m. local time, radio stations across the United [...]

October 12, 1997

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On this day in 1997, John Denver, an avid amateur pilot, was the victim of a fatal plane crash. The airplane he was flying had a fuel selection valve behind the pilot’s [...]

September 19, 2008

September 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

On this day in 2008, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM were seriously injured in a jet crash that killed four other people on board. The plane hurtled off the end of [...]

March 19, 1982

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      On this day in 1982, Randy Rhoads was killed in a plane crash. Black Sabbath was touring in Florida and had stayed the night at a farm in Leesburg. [...]

February 3, 1959

February 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

On this day in 1959,  Buddy Holly, The Big Bobber, and Ritchie Valens were killed in a small plane crash. Buddy Holly (a.k.a. Charles Hardin Holley) was an American singer, [...]

September 20, 1973

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On this day in 1973, Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash in Louisiana. After a concert at Prather Coliseum, Croce boarded the Beechcraft E18S. Only an hour after getting [...]

October 20, 1977

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Today in 1977, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines from Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as their manager Dean Kilpatrick, were killed in a plane crash. The rented plane [...]