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.
AaliyahAaliyah
(Singer, Dancer, Actor & Model)

16 January 1979

American

Audie MurphyAudie Murphy

20 June 1925

American

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose

23 January 1897

Indian

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
(Singer, Songwriter)

13 May 1941

American

Buddy HollyBuddy Holly

07 September 1936

American

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
(Musician)

08 May 1940

American

Otis ReddingOtis Redding
(Singer)

09 September 1941

American

Jim CroceJim Croce
(Singer, Musician)

10 January 1943

American

Rocky MarcianoRocky Marciano
(Professional Boxer)

01 September 1923

American

Carole LombardCarole Lombard
(Actress)

06 October 1908

American

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente

18 August 1934

Puerto Rican

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

16 July 1872

Norwegian

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

29 July 1905

Swedish

Samora MachelSamora Machel
(Political leader)

29 September 1933

Mozambican

Bessie ColemanBessie Coleman
(Aviator)

26 January 1892

American

Frederick BantingFrederick Banting
(Discoverer of Insulin)

14 November 1891

Canadian

John GarangJohn Garang
(Politician)

23 June 1945

Sudanese

Omar TorrijosOmar Torrijos
(Elected official)

13 February 1929

Panamanian

Homi BhabhaHomi Bhabha
(Indian physicist)

30 October 1909

Indian

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

25 November 1960

American

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

14 August 1953

American

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

12 August 1924

Indian,Pakistani

Lin BiaoLin Biao
(Politician, Military personnel)

05 December 1907

Chinese

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

20 September 1900

Brazilian

Jesse RobredoJesse Robredo
(Politician)

27 May 1958

Filipino