Top 10 Famous People Who Died In An Airplane Crash

Top 10 Famous People Who Died In An Airplane Crash

Though travel by air remains, statistically, the safest mode of transportation, that's not to say it hasn't proven to be a deadly form of travel from time to time. Normally we just note such tragedies and move on but, when the victim is a well-known politician, entertainer, or sports figure, we tend to take notice, thereby bestowing upon the victim a special aura reserved for only a few.

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10. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson (February 3, 1959)
9. Knute Rockne (March 31, 1931)
8. Will Rogers and Wiley Post (August 15, 1935)
7. Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, & Cowboy Copas (March 5, 1963)
6. Audie Murphy (May 28, 1971)
5. Glenn Miller (December 15, 1944)
4. John F. Kennedy Jr. (July 16, 1999)
3. John Denver (October 27, 1997)
2. Carole Lombard (January 16, 1942)
1. Rocky Marciano (August 31, 1969)

  31 comments for “Top 10 Famous People Who Died In An Airplane Crash

  1. Mb57
    August 7, 2016 at 1:12 AM

    that is not how ypu prounce his last name Valens

  2. Zack Morello
    July 31, 2016 at 1:16 AM

    What about Camilo Cienfuegos?

  3. Jaila Harris
    July 1, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    what about aaliyah

  4. David Jackson
    June 27, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Composer James Horner died last year in a plane crash.

  5. unstoppableExodia
    June 27, 2016 at 6:28 AM

    No Busby Babes?

  6. Madison Kimura
    June 18, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    I saw a show that said Carol Lumbar’s plane wasn’t just a regular pilot
    error. You left out that the plane was taken over by the military and
    everyone on board was told to get off. Because of who she was when she
    asked to stay they agreed. The military pilot who came on board didn’t
    reset the flight settings or something like that and that’s what caused the
    plane to crash

  7. Lauren smith
    June 13, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    otis redding & aaliyah

  8. Frredomfromjunkscience
    June 13, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    How about doing the Top Ten Famous People who lived to 100?

    • TopTenz
      June 13, 2016 at 11:48 AM

      How about the top 10 oldest people in modern history?

    • Frredomfromjunkscience
      June 13, 2016 at 3:07 PM

      That’s good too.

  9. Rachel (KoRnChic)
    June 11, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    Aaliyah, Jenni Rivera, Ricky Nelson?? 😐

  10. Peivand Ryks
    May 20, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    What about Roberto Clemente? Outstanding human being, not just a baseball

  11. Steven Wilkins
    May 12, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    One thing I learned was more pilots need to be instrument rated

  12. Zooba57
    May 9, 2016 at 12:52 AM

    John Denver died on Oct. 12, 1997

  13. Foxpowers
    April 29, 2016 at 4:22 AM

    What about Ricky Nelson

  14. Crazy Soviet
    April 4, 2016 at 3:15 AM

    Patsy cline had an amazing voice, and very good songs, still listen to

  15. Rashida Ford
    March 25, 2016 at 6:32 PM


  16. Julia Luby
    March 5, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Aaliyah-Babygirl (1979-2001).

    March 2, 2016 at 1:40 AM

    No Aaliyah, no jenni rivera. This list a lil suspect.

  18. tectorama
    January 24, 2016 at 7:15 AM

    Joseph Kennedy died flying over Suffolk. He was flying a Liberator packed
    with explosives, which was to be flown into German submarine pens by remote
    control.. Unfortunately his aircraft exploded before he and his co-pilot
    baled out.

  19. Lauren Katz
    May 18, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    No Aaliyah? lame

    • Wedge Antilles
      August 24, 2015 at 6:44 PM

      Hispanic’s an ethnicity, not a race, Hispanic is also European in origin,
      hence Caucasian.

    • Jajuan Chavers
      September 12, 2015 at 7:01 PM

      I was going to say the same thing

    • Wedge Antilles
      September 12, 2015 at 7:58 PM

      +Little Richard Good question, since on most forms I fill out have seperate
      sections for white Hispanic/non-Hispanic, I mean Hispanics are European in

    • Lauren smith
      June 13, 2016 at 3:03 PM

      +CoolPoppa Bell damn smh pple are pretty it aint about black or white
      because we are all human

  20. Stephen Riley
    December 18, 2014 at 4:15 AM

    What about Amelia Earhart

    • Jeff Schwartz (Earthlinked)
      November 3, 2015 at 12:07 AM

      +Rafael Bueno No proof that she died in an airplane crash!!!!!!!!!

    • Gregor Greg
      January 10, 2016 at 4:43 PM

      Otis Redding, Jim Croce, Stevie Ray Vaugh, Lynyrd Skynyrd , Randy Rhoads,
      Bill Graham, Aaliyah, Chuck Mangione’s Gerry Niewood. Someone named Knute
      whatever, made this list, but none of the above legendary superstars did.
      Pitiful. I mean, seriously, you are talking about the top ten plane crashes
      that killed celebrities, and Otis Redding and Jim Croce are left out? Even
      leaving out the others is a mystery, but Otis Redding and Jim Croce?

    • Julia Luby
      March 5, 2016 at 6:28 PM

      +Alessandro Gambino Do you have any reason to hate her?

    • GodHasMeTiedUp
      May 25, 2016 at 10:41 PM

      +Roberta Louise Enyioko her plane crash landed in the ocean after running
      out of fuel, that constitutes dying in a plane crash, especially in the
      manner she did. It is right up there with Roberto Clemente who disappeared.

    • GodHasMeTiedUp
      May 25, 2016 at 10:43 PM

      +Gregor Greg this is not a video about famous MUSICIANS that died in plane
      crashes, but famous PEOPLE.

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