October 20, 1977

October20Today 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 ran out of fuel before crashing into a densely wooded area in the middle of a swamp in Gillsburg, Missouri.

The rest of the band and crew were seriously injured.

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