Famous people who died in Plane crashes

Plane crashes have been the cause of many famous fatalities. Here is the list of Ten best known individuals to lose their life in an airplane crash.


  1. 1 Jenni Rivera

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    Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera began her singing career in 1992 and was nicknamed "La Diva de la Banda" for her work in the banda genre. She has released twelve studio albums over a 10 year-span of her career. Rivera was nominated for 113 awards, with 69 wins. She won 22 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 18 Lo Nuestro Awards, 11 Billboard Mexican Music Awards, and one BMI Award. The self-proclaimed diva was only 43 when a private jet that she and four friends were on crashed in Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico.

  2. 2 Aaliyah

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    R&B singer and actress Aaliyah died in a plane crash in the Bahamas on August 25, 2001. Aaliyah who gave us hits like “Back & Forth”, “One In A Million”, “If Your Girl Only Knew” is just 22 year old when her rising career came to an abrupt end.

  3. 3 John F. Kennedy Jr.

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    US President JKF and Jaclyn Kennedy's son John F. Kennedy Jr. was killed along with his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette on July 16, 1999.  Kennedy was piloting his Piper Saratoga II from New Jersey to Martha’s Vineyard, when his aircraft went out of control and spiraled into the Atlantic Ocean

  4. 4 Sanjay Gandhi

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    India’s first and olnly women Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's son Sanjay Gandhi was killed in a plane crash in the Capital on June 23, 1980 near Safdarjung Airport in New Delhi.  He was 33 and newly elected MP in the Congress clearly seen as successor to his mother.

  5. 5 Hansie Cronje

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    Former South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje, 32, was killed on June 1, 2002 when a light plane in which he was a passenger crashed into a mountain near his home in the country's Western Cape province.

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