12 October 2009
Twelve years ago, on October 12, 1997 singer, songwriter, and actor John Denver was killed when a Long-EZ aircraft he was flying crashed into the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of Pacific Grove, CA. John Denver was the only occupant of the aircraft.
The accident was investigated by the NTSB, and they found that the crash had several probable causes, including pilot decision making before and during the flight.
For more details, including links to the full NTSB reports, please visit http://www.airsafe.com/events/celebs/denver.htm. Details on additional accidents involving celebrities is available at celebrity.airsafe.org.