MORE FROM THAT DAY IN 1959!

crash site memorial
Monument at the crash site, a corn field near Clear Lake, Iowa.

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Buddy Holly                         J. P. "The Big Bopper"   Ritchie Valens 
                                              Richardson
                

 

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rogerpeterson pilot

Roger Arthur Peterson was the 21-year-old pilot of
the 1947
Beechcraft Bonanza that crashed, taking
the lives of Holly, Valens,
and Richardson as well
as himself.

 

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A 1947 Beechcraft Bonanza 35 (V-tail) similar to the one flown by
Peterson.

posted by Bob Karm in AIRCRAFT,ANNIVERSARY,DEATH,Disaster,HISTORY,Memorial,MUSIC and have Comments (2)

2 Responses to “MORE FROM THAT DAY IN 1959!”

  1. Robert Collins says:

    “V” tail bonanzas are also known as doctor killers. Doctors can afford them, but are too cheap to hire an instructor to train them properly.

  2. Jorge Orosco says:

    Hi, in need to now , if you have any information about the plane, like colora and licence “N0000”, I make a scale kit and need more detalis, do you have? . . thank you.-

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