List of famous people who died in plane crash with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

There is no doubt that the fear of a plane crash is amongst the most common fears that people harbour. The very thought of something going wrong mid-air and the plane plunging down to the earth is enough to make some people develop a real fear of flying. While the common man can avoid plane travel, it’s not a luxury celebrities can afford! With hectic schedules and numerous professional commitments, famous people from all walks of life are required to fly regularly. While flying is by no means a dangerous mode of travelling, plane crashes do occur from time to time which result in the deaths of numerous people each year in the most horrific manner. And when it’s a celebrity who dies in a plane crash, the entire world is plunged into shock and grief. One of the most shocking plane crash incidents was the one that led to the deaths of rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson in 1959. Another highly unfortunate case was the crash in which three popular celebrities Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and Cowboy Copas perished together. Read on to learn more about famous people who died in plane crash.
Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose

23 January 1897

18 August 1945

Cuttack

Indian

Aquarius

AaliyahAaliyah
(Singer, Dancer, Actor & Model)

16 January 1979

25 August 2001

New York City

American

Capricorn

Buddy HollyBuddy Holly

07 September 1936

03 February 1959

Lubbock, Texas, U.S.

American

Virgo

Rocky MarcianoRocky Marciano
(Professional Boxer)

01 September 1923

31 August 1969

Brockton

American

Virgo

Audie MurphyAudie Murphy

20 June 1925

28 May 1971

Kingston

American

Gemini

Otis ReddingOtis Redding
(Singer)

09 September 1941

10 December 1967

Dawson, Georgia, U.S.

American

Virgo

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
(Singer, Songwriter)

13 May 1941

03 February 1959

Pacoima

American

Taurus

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
(Musician)

08 May 1940

31 December 1985

Teaneck, New Jersey, US

American

Taurus

Carole LombardCarole Lombard
(Actress)

06 October 1908

16 January 1942

Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.

American

Libra

Roald AmundsenRoald Amundsen
(The first person to reach the South Pole)

16 July 1872

18 June 1928

Borge, Østfold, Norway

Norwegian

Cancer

Frederick BantingFrederick Banting
(Discoverer of Insulin)

14 November 1891

21 February 1941

Alliston

Canadian

Scorpio

Dag HammarskjöldDag Hammarskjöld
(Second Secretary-General of the United Nations)

29 July 1905

18 September 1961

Jönköping

Swedish

Leo

Homi BhabhaHomi Bhabha
(Indian physicist)

30 October 1909

24 January 1966

Mumbai, India

Indian

Scorpio

Samora MachelSamora Machel
(Political leader)

29 September 1933

19 October 1986

Gaza Province

Mozambican

Libra

Omar TorrijosOmar Torrijos
(Elected official)

13 February 1929

31 July 1981

Santiago de Veraguas

Panamanian

Aquarius

John GarangJohn Garang
(Politician)

23 June 1945

30 July 2005

Twic East County

Sudanese

Cancer

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente

18 August 1934

31 December 1972

Carolina, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican

Leo

Bessie ColemanBessie Coleman
(Aviator)

26 January 1892

30 April 1926

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

American

Aquarius

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
(Journalist, Lawyer, Writer, Publisher, Socialite)

25 November 1960

16 July 1999

Washington, D.C.

American

Sagittarius

James HornerJames Horner
(Composer, Conductor, Musician, Orchestrateur, Film score composer)

14 August 1953

22 June 2015

Los Angeles

American

Leo

Muhammad Zia-ul-HaqMuhammad Zia-ul-Haq
(Politician, Officer)

12 August 1924

17 August 1988

Jalandhar

Pakistani

Leo

Lin BiaoLin Biao
(Politician, Military personnel)

05 December 1907

13 September 1971

Changsha

Sagittarius

Jesse RobredoJesse Robredo
(Politician)

27 May 1958

18 August 2012

Naga

Filipino

Gemini

Humberto de Alencar Castelo BrancoHumberto de Alencar Castelo Branco
(politician, military personnel)

20 September 1900

18 July 1967

Fortaleza

Brazilian

Virgo

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