Celebrities who perished in air crashes

John Denver (1943–1997) - An avid pilot, the singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer died while flying his experimental aircraft, a Rutan Long-EZ plane. 

Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr (1915–1944) - A United States Navy lieutenant, “Joe” Jr was killed in action during World War II while participating in a top-secret mission.

Frederick Banting (1891-1941) - The Canadian who was famous for discovering insulin died after he succumbed to the injuries he sustained following a tragic airplane crash.

Patsy Cline (1932–1963) -
Often cited as one of the most accomplished vocalists of the 20th century, Cline died in a multiple-fatality crash in Camden, Tennessee. 

Amelia Earhart (1897–1937?) -
The disappearance in 1937 of Earhart’s plane over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island remains one of aviation’s most puzzling mysteries.

Will Rogers (1879–1935) - Will Rogers, a popular film and stage actor, entertainer, and humorist died with aviator Wily Post when their small plane crashed in northern Alaska.

James Horner (1953–2015) - He died while flying his turboprop aircraft in a single-fatality crash.

Aaliyah (1979–2001) - Singer Aaliyah Dana Haughton and eight others were killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas after filming the music video for the single 'Rock the Boat.'

Roberto Clemente (1934-1972) -
The Puerto Rican baseball star died after he boarded a cargo plane en route to help victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua. 

John T. Walton (1946–2005) - Son of the Walmart founder, John Walton died after the plane he was piloting crashed near Jackson, Wyoming. 

Roy Halladay (1977–2017) - The amphibious aircraft the MLB pitcher was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. 

Corey Lidle (1972–2006) - MLB star Lidle and copilot/flight instructor Tyler Stanger were flying a Cirrus SR20 airplane when it crashed into the Belaire Apartments complex in New York City. 

Troy Gentry (1967–2017) - Gentry, one half of popular country music duo Montgomery Gentry, lost his life in a helicopter crash while taking a helicopter tour of Medford, New Jersey.

Marília Mendonça (1995 - 2021) -
The young Brazilian singer Marilia Mendonça died in a fatal crash along with the other two passengers and two pilots.

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