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List Of Notable People Killed In Helicopter Crashes In Recent Time by cuiz: 6:57pm On Jan 29
Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Here is a list of some other notable people who have died in helicopter accidents.

Nov.9,2014-Myles Munroe died with his wife and 8 others in a private plane crash enroute to his leadership conference.

Aug. 1, 1977 — Francis Gary Powers, a pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960, was killed when the KNBC-TV news helicopter he was piloting ran out of fuel and crashed near Encino, California.

July 23, 1982 — Actor Vic Morrow, star of the ABC series “Combat!,” and child actors Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi Chen were killed on the ground when a helicopter crashed into them on the set of “Twilight Zone: The Movie” in Indian Dunes, California.

Aug. 27, 1990 — A helicopter carrying guitarist, singer and songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan slammed into a hillside in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, after an outdoor concert, killing Vaughan and all four others on board.

Oct. 25, 1991 — Rock concert promoter Bill Graham and two other people were killed when their helicopter hit a utility tower and crashed near Vallejo, California.

July 13, 1993 — NASCAR driver Davey Allison, the 1992 Daytona 500 winner, died after a helicopter he was piloting crashed at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

Sept. 17, 2017 — Troy Gentry, who was part of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry, was killed in a helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey.

Oct. 27, 2018 — Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai businessman and the owner of the Leicester City soccer club in the Premier League, died along with four other people when their helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff from the team's King Power Stadium in Leicester, England.

John F. Kennedy JR. & Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
On July 16, 1999, 38-year-old Kennedy, a licensed pilot, plus his 33-year-old wife Bessette-Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette, 34, took off for Martha’s Vineyard from a Fairfield, New Jersey, airport. When their plane didn’t arrive on time, it was reported missing. A search began, and eventually, on July 19, what was left of the plane was found in the Atlantic; all three bodies were found on July 21.

Jenni Rivera
Rivera, then 43, was killed in a plane crash shortly after takeoff on Dec. 9, 2012. Mexican authorities confirmed that the wreckage of the small plane had been found in Nuevo Leon state, and there were no survivors among the seven people believed to be on board. The Learjet carrying the performer lost contact with air traffic controllers after it took off from Monterrey, Mexico, at 3:15 a.m. following Rivera’s concert there. Contact was lost about 60 miles away, Mexico’s transportation ministry said in a statement. It was scheduled to arrive in Toluca, outside Mexico City, before sunrise. Rivera, a native of Long Beach, California, was known as the Diva of Banda with more than 20 million albums sold worldwide and once named one of People En Español‘s 25 most powerful women.

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Three members of the rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd died in an Oct. 20, 1977, plane crash after their aircraft ran out of fuel and went down in Gillsburg, Mississippi. The deceased were Ronnie Van Zant, the band’s lead vocalist, guitar player and vocalist Steve Gaines and his sister, backup singer Cassie Gaines. The band’s assistant road manager, Dean Kilpatrick, also died. Twenty others, however, survived the crash. The group had been traveling to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to play a concert at Louisiana State University.

The 22-year-old R&B artist, Aaliyah died after her plane went down after takeoff on Aug. 25, 2001. She had been traveling from the Bahamas to Miami after filming the music video for her song “Rock the Boat.” The eight other people on board the plane were also killed.

Cory Lidle a pitcher for the New York Yankees, Lidle died after his plane crashed into a New York City apartment building on Oct. 11, 2006. Also killed was Lidle’s flight instructor, from whom he had been taking lessons. It is not known who was flying the plane at the time of the crash. Lidle was 34 years old.-

Roberto Clemente an active philanthropist, 38-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates player Clemente was traveling to Managua, Nicaragua, to bring aid and supplies to the country after a destructive earthquake. The plane was overloaded with supplies — by 4,200 lbs. — and crashed off the coast of Puerto Rico just after it took off. His body was never recovered.

John Denver, Musician Denver — who, ironically, sings the tune “Leaving on a Jet Plane” — was also a pilot who had ample experience in the air. He died when the plane he was piloting crashed in Monterey Bay, California, on Oct. 12, 1997; he was 53.

Buddy Holly On Feb. 3, 1959, Holly was killed in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa, just a few miles away from the airport, along with fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. He was only 22 years old when he died, but Holly left behind a lasting legacy, best known for songs like “Peggy Sue” and “Oh Boy!” The date of the musicians’ deaths has been dubbed “the day music died.”

Glen Miller In 1944, the über-popular bandleader and musician were traveling from England to France to give a performance for the troops that had just liberated Paris from Nazi occupation. Along the way, however, his plane disappeared over the English Channel. Both Miller and the plane were never found. He was 40 years old.

Kick Kennedy, Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington, born Kathleen Kennedy and nicknamed Kick, was the 28-year-old sister of President John F. Kennedy. On May 13, 1948, she died in a plane crash on the way from Paris to the French Riviera. After the plane encountered intense levels of turbulence, it fell nose-first in a ravine in the Cévennes Mountains.

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Re: List Of Notable People Killed In Helicopter Crashes In Recent Time by cuiz: 6:58pm On Jan 29
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Re: List Of Notable People Killed In Helicopter Crashes In Recent Time by Nobody: 7:00pm On Jan 29
cuiz:
Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Here is a list of some other notable people who have died in helicopter accidents.

Nov.9,2014-Myles Munroe died with his wife and 8 others in a private plane crash enroute to his leadership conference.

Aug. 1, 1977 — Francis Gary Powers, a pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960, was killed when the KNBC-TV news helicopter he was piloting ran out of fuel and crashed near Encino, California.

July 23, 1982 — Actor Vic Morrow, star of the ABC series “Combat!,” and child actors Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi Chen were killed on the ground when a helicopter crashed into them on the set of “Twilight Zone: The Movie” in Indian Dunes, California.

Aug. 27, 1990 — A helicopter carrying guitarist, singer and songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan slammed into a hillside in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, after an outdoor concert, killing Vaughan and all four others on board.

Oct. 25, 1991 — Rock concert promoter Bill Graham and two other people were killed when their helicopter hit a utility tower and crashed near Vallejo, California.

July 13, 1993 — NASCAR driver Davey Allison, the 1992 Daytona 500 winner, died after a helicopter he was piloting crashed at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

Sept. 17, 2017 — Troy Gentry, who was part of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry, was killed in a helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey.

Oct. 27, 2018 — Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai businessman and the owner of the Leicester City soccer club in the Premier League, died along with four other people when their helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff from the team's King Power Stadium in Leicester, England.

John F. Kennedy JR. & Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
On July 16, 1999, 38-year-old Kennedy, a licensed pilot, plus his 33-year-old wife Bessette-Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette, 34, took off for Martha’s Vineyard from a Fairfield, New Jersey, airport. When their plane didn’t arrive on time, it was reported missing. A search began, and eventually, on July 19, what was left of the plane was found in the Atlantic; all three bodies were found on July 21.

Jenni Rivera
Rivera, then 43, was killed in a plane crash shortly after takeoff on Dec. 9, 2012. Mexican authorities confirmed that the wreckage of the small plane had been found in Nuevo Leon state, and there were no survivors among the seven people believed to be on board. The Learjet carrying the performer lost contact with air traffic controllers after it took off from Monterrey, Mexico, at 3:15 a.m. following Rivera’s concert there. Contact was lost about 60 miles away, Mexico’s transportation ministry said in a statement. It was scheduled to arrive in Toluca, outside Mexico City, before sunrise. Rivera, a native of Long Beach, California, was known as the Diva of Banda with more than 20 million albums sold worldwide and once named one of People En Español‘s 25 most powerful women.

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Three members of the rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd died in an Oct. 20, 1977, plane crash after their aircraft ran out of fuel and went down in Gillsburg, Mississippi. The deceased were Ronnie Van Zant, the band’s lead vocalist, guitar player and vocalist Steve Gaines and his sister, backup singer Cassie Gaines. The band’s assistant road manager, Dean Kilpatrick, also died. Twenty others, however, survived the crash. The group had been traveling to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to play a concert at Louisiana State University.

The 22-year-old R&B artist, Aaliyah died after her plane went down after takeoff on Aug. 25, 2001. She had been traveling from the Bahamas to Miami after filming the music video for her song “Rock the Boat.” The eight other people on board the plane were also killed.

Cory Lidle a pitcher for the New York Yankees, Lidle died after his plane crashed into a New York City apartment building on Oct. 11, 2006. Also killed was Lidle’s flight instructor, from whom he had been taking lessons. It is not known who was flying the plane at the time of the crash. Lidle was 34 years old.-

Roberto Clemente an active philanthropist, 38-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates player Clemente was traveling to Managua, Nicaragua, to bring aid and supplies to the country after a destructive earthquake. The plane was overloaded with supplies — by 4,200 lbs. — and crashed off the coast of Puerto Rico just after it took off. His body was never recovered.

John Denver, Musician Denver — who, ironically, sings the tune “Leaving on a Jet Plane” — was also a pilot who had ample experience in the air. He died when the plane he was piloting crashed in Monterey Bay, California, on Oct. 12, 1997; he was 53.

Buddy Holly On Feb. 3, 1959, Holly was killed in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa, just a few miles away from the airport, along with fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. He was only 22 years old when he died, but Holly left behind a lasting legacy, best known for songs like “Peggy Sue” and “Oh Boy!” The date of the musicians’ deaths has been dubbed “the day music died.”

Glen Miller In 1944, the über-popular bandleader and musician were traveling from England to France to give a performance for the troops that had just liberated Paris from Nazi occupation. Along the way, however, his plane disappeared over the English Channel. Both Miller and the plane were never found. He was 40 years old.

Kick Kennedy, Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington, born Kathleen Kennedy and nicknamed Kick, was the 28-year-old sister of President John F. Kennedy. On May 13, 1948, she died in a plane crash on the way from Paris to the French Riviera. After the plane encountered intense levels of turbulence, it fell nose-first in a ravine in the Cévennes Mountains.

Read more http://irukkanews.com/index.php/2020/01/29/list-of-notable-people-killed-in-helicopter-crashes-in-recent-time/

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Re: List Of Notable People Killed In Helicopter Crashes In Recent Time by ghettokid1(m): 7:00pm On Jan 29
RIPP to all of them!. Thats All We Can Do As Humans
Re: List Of Notable People Killed In Helicopter Crashes In Recent Time by Maraokere: 11:18am On Jan 30
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