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on 4 Feb 2009 03:18

 
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Safest way to travel - yeah right!

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1. Buddy Holly
A Beech Bonanza, N 3794N, crashed at night approximately 5 miles northwest of the Mason City Municipal Airport, Mason City, Iowa, at approximately 0100, February 3, 1959. The pilot and passengers [Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper] were killed and the aircraft was demolished.
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2. Patsy Cline
In 1963, the plane taking Patsy from Kansas City to Nashville crashed just about 90 miles away from its destination.
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3. Ricky Nelson
His plane crashed northeast of Dallas, killing all seven passengers (the pilots survived). Investigation later showed that a fire had broken out in the cabin and the pilots attempted an emergency landing.
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4. Lynyrd Skynyrd
Band members Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, and his sister, backup singer Cassie Gaines died. The official accident report says that the crash was a combination of fuel exhaustion, engine malfunction and inadequate flight planning.
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5. Otis Redding
Redding and his band were headed from Cleveland to Madison, Wisconsin. They were almost there when the plane crashed into Lake Monona in Madison.
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6. Stevie Ray Vaughan
The pilot of Stevie Ray’s helicopter failed to reach the altitude necessary to clear the hill at the takeoff site and crashed into it.
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7. John Denver
Although an experienced pilot, John Denver was flying an unfamiliar plane when it crashed off the coast of California.
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8. Aaliyah
Aaliyah was on the way back from the Bahamas to Miami when her plane crashed.
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9. Jim Croce
Visibility was excellent, but for some reason the pilot didn’t get the plane high enough in the air to clear a pecan tree at the end of the runway. Reports speculate that the pilot may have had a heart attack. Everyone on board died.
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10. Carlos Gardel
Gardel was one of 17 killed when two Ford Tri-Motor airplanes collided in midair over Medellin, Columbia.
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11. Randy Rhoads
Rhoads, a make-up girl and pilot were all killed when the plane in which they were buzzing a mansion struck a van and crashed into a house.
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12. Glen Miller
Lots of debate on this one, was his plane below bombers when they emptied their payload over the ocean. Was his plane was shot down (quite possibly in error by the Allies). Or did his plane simply crash into France when a General ordered him to fly in bad weather?

What is certain is that he was killed in a plane!
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13. Stan Rogers
A fire started in the restroom on Air Canada flight 797. It was forced to land in the Greater Cincinatti Airport. Rogers was one of 23 people who died of smoke inhalation.
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14. La Bouche
Melanie Thornton was promoting her solo album when the Crossair jet she was travelling crashed in Switzerland. Only nine people survived out of the 33 aboard,
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15. Skyhooks
Graeme 'Shirley' Strachan was piloting a helicopter near Kilroy, northwest of Brisbane when it crashed into Mount Alexander.
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16. Mamonas Assassinas

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17. The Tubes
Jane Dornacker was killed in a helicopter crash over the Hudson River while doing a live traffic report.
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18. Keith Green

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19. Guido Cantelli

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20. Chase

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21. The Bar-Kays
Jimmy King(guitar), Ronnie Caldwell (organ), Phalin Jones (saxophone), and Carl Cunningham (drums). The Bar-Kays were employed as Otis Redding's backing group on tour, and the tragic plane crash in 1967, which took his life, also claimed King, Caldwell, Jones and Cunningham.


 

Flying may be the safest way to travel for members of the general public, but if you are a music artist, then perhaps its best to walk!

The song “The Day the Music Died” was about the plane that crashed carrying Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper, but it wasn't the only plane to claim the lives of musical artists.


This is a list of just some of those artists that died in or because of a plane.

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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Feb 4 16:02
nice list, but where is Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper you mentioned in the right panel?
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Feb 4 16:07
Also, Randy Rhodes ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Rhoads ), guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, died in a plane crash.
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Feb 4 16:22
Didn't want to repeat myself too much, especially as Buddy, Richie and the Big Bopper are known for being in a plane crash!

Have previously tried to add Randy Rhodes whilst creating this list, but couldn't find him on listal.
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Feb 4 18:36
http://www.listal.com/artist/Randy-Rhoads
Quick link to Randy
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Feb 5 16:50
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0491682/
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Sep 15 4:11
Good list, not exactly an ordinary one.
But what surprises me is to see Mamonas Assassinas up there, makes me wonder where you've heard of them!?
Oh, I was reading your profile, and about the "Essex-Man" part - I've been to London and a *lot* of people said "Cheers!" - isn't it common there (in London)? Well I guess London has quite a mix of people anyway.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Aug 18 15:53
John Denver?
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Aug 18 16:32
Already No.7 on the list!

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