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)


  1. 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

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

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

  4. 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.

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

    • +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

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

    • 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?

    • +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.

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

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