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  1. 5minutes at |

    I would add Keith Green (popular Christian musician whose hymns are still popular 30 years after his death). I’d also add Stevie Ray Vaughan, but he died in a helicopter crash, not a plane crash.

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  2. Anon at |

    I’d add Lynyrd Skynyrd members Ronnie Van Zant and Steve and Cassie Gaines to this list.

    Creators of songs such as Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man and Tuesday’s Gone.

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    1. Larry Bud Melman at |

      Absolutely, I honestly thought they would be #1 (?WTF?)

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  3. Alex at |

    Can’t believe Roberto Clemente is left off this list.

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    1. Shell Harris at |

      He would probably be the biggest sports star on this list.

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      1. Alex at |

        Or maybe the entire Marshall college football team may have been a good choice as well.

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  4. becca at |

    I think Buddy Holly should be higher up.
    Also Jennings wasn’t haunted because he gave up his seat; he was haunted because he had told Buddy Holly “I hope your plane crashes” right before the flight.

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  5. Lionel at |

    I remember Jim Croce as well

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    1. Carduchie at |

      Ricky Nelson. Also, since it was “the day the music died” Buddy Holly ought to be #1

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      1. Shell Harris at |

        Seems like we could just have a Top 10 Musicians Who Died in an Airplane Crash.

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  6. David Verney at |

    What about Sir Matt Busby and the Busby Babes (AKA The Manchester United side that won everything and were then killed in a plane crash on the way back from Germany).

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    1. James at |

      Sir Matt didn’t die but I agree, the Busby Babes should be on the list.

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  7. Lane Pippin at |

    That’s not a picture of Glen Miller. That’s Jimmy Stewart from the movie “The Glen Miller Story”.

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    1. Shell Harris at |

      Egads! You are right and we misspelled his name. It should be Glenn. Thanks for the catch.

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  8. rudy.elgato at |

    Payne Stewart… Though, from the sound of things, he and the others onboard that Learjet had likely been killed some four hours before their jet actually crashed…

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  9. ParusMajor at |

    Stevie Ray Vaughan. Oh, wait, that was a helicopter crash. Does it still count?

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    1. HBG at |

      There was also lead singer of an Australian band (called Skyhooks) who died in a helicopter crash. ‘Shirley’ Strachan. They had a number of hits in Australia, including ‘Women in Uniform’ which was covered by Iron Maiden.

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  10. Ronnie at |

    It’s interesting that all of these people were killed in small planes flying in bad weather and/or whose pilot was ill-equipped to be flying in such bad weather.

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  11. Romie at |

    In more modern times Aaliyah “25 million sold worlwide” . She was an individual that changed the face of Urban R&B, perished in a twin engine Cessna 402c, due to egregious pilot error end incompetence.

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    1. Lee Standberry at |

      thank you because I was going to mention her as well if you hadn’t

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  12. brian at |

    Flying is not the safest mode of transport. That’s an old myth.

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  13. Jeff at |

    First off Buddy Holly’s group was leaving Clear Lake, Iowa not Clearwater, second off Waylin Jennings gave up his seat to Ritchie Valens after losing a coin toss not JP Richards, at least according to popular legend. And last thing, while I didn’t know the man I have always looked up to Audie Murphy and have read a lot about him and this is the very first time I’ve ever heard that he had drug problems and I don’t think that is accurate.

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  14. Hellion at |

    How about including the great Randy Rhoades on this list.

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  15. MochaSpock at |

    Weird Al yankovich should not have been included and he wasn’t. So that’s good.

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  16. Stuart at |

    No mention of Otis Redding? Sad.

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  17. Brandon at |

    Yuri Gagarin!

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  18. Juan at |

    What about Pedro Infante, the mexican idol??

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  19. Sharuf butt at |

    What about general zia ul haq

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