List of fatalities from aviation accidents
Many notable human fatalities have resulted from aviation accidents and incidents.
Those killed as part of a sporting, political or entertainment group who flew together when the accident took place are usually only listed under the group sections; however, some are also listed as individuals.
|Aaliyah||United States||2001||actress, singer, model and dancer||Cessna 402||Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, The Bahamas||Maximum takeoff weight of airplane substantially exceeded, pilot under the influence of cocaine and alcohol.|
|Michael James Adams||United States||1967||test pilot||X-15 Flight 3-65-97||Randsburg, California, United States||Breakup caused by malfunctioning control system|
|Adolf II, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe||Germany||1936||royalty||Ford Trimotor||Zumpango, Mexico||CFIT into a volcano|
|Yahaya Ahmad||Malaysia||1997||entrepreneur, founder of DRB-HICOM||Agusta A109P||Kuala Lipis, Penang, Malaysia||mid-air explosion|
|Sir John Alcock||United Kingdom||1919||aviator; flew first non-stop flight across Atlantic in a Vickers Vimy||Vickers Viking||Cottévrard, near Rouen, France||Plane stalled and crashed in fog|
|Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco||Brazil||1967||President of Brazil||small aircraft||Fortaleza, Brazil||midair collision|
|Davey Allison||United States||1993||NASCAR driver||Hughes 369||Talladega, Alabama, United States||pilot error|
|Modi Alon||Israel||1948||military, first IAF pilot to command a combat squadron and to score an aerial victory||Avia S-199||Herzliya, Israel||Struck terrain nose-down after apparent engine trouble during gear-up landing attempt|
|Ghazi al-Sadeq||Sudan||2012||Guidance and Endowments minister||Antonov An-26||Nuba Mountains south Talodi, South Kordofan, Sudan||CFIT due to heavy rain; see 2012 Sudan Antonov An-26 crash|
|Hans Alsér||Sweden||1977||table tennis player||Linjeflyg Flight 618||Kälvesta, Sweden||Icing of tailplane caused by engines being operated at too low a power setting for anti-ice to be effective|
|Roald Amundsen||Norway||1928||explorer||Latham 47||Barents Sea||disappearance|
|An Chang-nam||Korea||1930||Aviator||Taiyuan, China|||
|Maxie Anderson||United States||1983||Record-setting hot-air balloonist||Hot-air balloon||near Bad Brückenau, West Germany||Gondola release mechanism malfunction|
|Scott D. Anderson||United States||1999||Test pilot, polymath, Cirrus Airframe Parachute System test pilot||Cirrus SR20||Federal Prison Camp, Duluth||Aileron jam during early production flight-testing|
|Elsa Andersson||Sweden||1922||Aviator, parachutist||Parachute||Askersund, Sweden||Parachute failure|
|David Angell||United States||2001||producer||American Airlines Flight 11||World Trade Center North Tower, New York City, Manhattan, United States||hijacking by Mohammed Atta|
|Toivo Antikainen||Finland||1941||Communist leader, military officer||Arkhangelsk, Soviet Union||Was allegedly killed in a plane crash, but some claim he died in Moscow under suspicious circumstances.|
|Steve Appleton||United States||2012||CEO of Micron at time of incident||Lancair IV-P||Boise Airport, Idaho, United States||Error during emergency landing|
|Allen Bathurst, Lord Apsley||United Kingdom||1942||Army Officer and Member of Parliament||Handley Page Halifax||Luqa, Malta||Crashed on takeoff|
|Mel Apt||United States||1956||test pilot||Bell X-2||Edwards AFB, California, United States||Pilot error|
|Abdul Salam Arif||Iraq||1966||President of Iraq||de Havilland Dove 1||Southern Iraq||crashed in sand storm|
|Florence Arthaud||France||2015||sailor||Eurocopter AS350||Villa Castelli, Argentina||collided in mid-air; see Villa Castelli helicopter collision|
|Garnet "Ace" Bailey||Canada||2001||ice hockey player (NHL)||United Airlines Flight 175||World Trade Center South Tower, New York City, Manhattan, United States||hijacking by Marwan al-Shehhi|
|Valentine Baker||United Kingdom||1942||World War I flying ace||Martin-Baker MB 3||RAF Wing, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom||engine failure|
|Daniel Balavoine||France||1986||singer and songwriter||Aérospatiale AS350 Ecureuil||Gourma-Rharous, Mali||CFIT during a sandstorm, with Thierry Sabine when crashed|
|G. M. C. Balayogi||India||2002||politician||Bell 206||Kaikalur, India||mechanical failure, pilot error|
|Frederick Banting||Canada||1941||scientist, co-discovered insulin||Lockheed Hudson||Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada||Engine problems|
|Heinrich Bär||West Germany||1957||test pilot||LF-1 Zaunkönig||Braunschweig, West Germany||lost control of aircraft|
|Silvio Barbato||Italy||2009||conductor and composer||Air France Flight 447||Atlantic Ocean||Pilot error|
|Bill Barilko||Canada||1951||ice hockey player (NHL)||Fairchild 24||100 km N of Cochrane, Ontario, Canada||pilot inexperience, poor weather, overloaded cargo|
|René Barrientos||Bolivia||1969||President of Bolivia||helicopter||Arque, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia||rotors got caught on power lines|
|Charles Bassett||United States||1966||Astronaut||Northrop T-38 Talon||St. Louis, Missouri, United States||with Elliot See; 1966 NASA T-38 crash|
|Tomáš Baťa||Czechoslovakia||1932||founder of Bata Shoes company||Junkers F.13||Otrokovice, Czechoslovakia||poor weather|
|Mark Bavis||United States||2001||ice hockey player (AHL)||United Airlines Flight 175||World Trade Center South Tower, New York City, Manhattan, United States||hijacking by Marwan al-Shehhi|
|Lincoln J. Beachey||United States||1915||Aviator, stunt flyer||Beachey-Eaton Monoplane||San Francisco, California, United States||Demonstrating inverted flight at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Structural failure while attempting to pull up.|
|Todd Beamer||United States||2001||Oracle Corporation employee||United Airlines Flight 93||Shanksville, Pennsylvania, United States||hijacking by Ziad Jarrah|
|William D. Becker||United States||1943||politician, mayor of St. Louis||Waco CG-4A-RO||Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri, United States||Loss of right-hand wing due to wing strut fitting failure during demonstration flight; Maj. William B. Robertson also dies in this accident|
|Nick Begich||United States||1972||US Congressman from Alaska||Cessna 310||Alaska, United States||Disappeared, body never recovered, presumed dead. Hale Boggs was also in this flight.|
|Derek Bennett||United Kingdom||1978||Racing car designer, driver and founder/owner of Chevron Cars Ltd||Scorpion B hang glider||Lancashire, United Kingdom||Pilot error in a hang glider|
|Berry Berenson||United States||2001||entertainer, actress, and photographer||American Airlines Flight 11||World Trade Center North Tower, New York City, Manhattan, United States||hijacking by Mohammed Atta|
|Brook Berringer||United States||1996||quarterback for the Nebraska Cornhuskers||Piper J-3 Cub||Raymond, Nebraska, United States||Pilot error (loss of engine power because of fuel valve mis-position)|
|Lloyd W. Bertaud||United States||1927||Aviator||Old Glory||North Atlantic||Aircraft crashed during an attempt at a transatlantic flight from the United States to Italy.|
|Lauren Bessette||United States||1999||sister-in-law of John F. Kennedy, Jr.||Piper Saratoga||Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States||pilot error. see John F. Kennedy, Jr. airplane crash|
|Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy||United States||1999||wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr.||Piper Saratoga||Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States||pilot error. see John F. Kennedy, Jr. airplane crash|
|Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.||United States||2000||racing CART driver/owner||Beechcraft Baron||Ann Milton Adams' farm, Harrison County, Kentucky, United States||Airframe icing|
|George Beurling||Canada||1948||World War II ace pilot||Noorduyn Norseman||Rome, Italy|
|Neerja Bhanot||India||1986||flight attendant who saved lives during a hijacking||Pan Am Flight 73||Karachi, Pakistan||Hijacking|
|Homi J. Bhabha||India||1966||nuclear physicist||Air India Flight 101||Mont Blanc, France||Flight dispatched without necessary navigation equipment for the route being flown|
|Džemal Bijedić||Yugoslavia||1977||politician, Premier of Yugoslavia||Learjet 25||Kreševo, Yugoslavia||poor weather conditions|
|Muhammad bin Laden||Saudi Arabia||1967||entrepreneur and father of Osama bin Laden||Beechcraft Model 18||Oom, 'Asir Province, Saudi Arabia|
|Salem bin Laden||Saudi Arabia||1988||entrepreneur and half-brother of Osama bin Laden||Sprint ultra-light aircraft||San Antonio, Texas, United States||flew into power lines|
|Mark Bingham||United States||2001||Public relations executive||United Airlines Flight 93||Shanksville, Pennsylvania, United States||hijacking by Ziad Jarrah|
|Jean-Pierre Blanchard||France||1809||Hot air ballooning pioneer||Hot air balloon||The Hague, Netherlands||Died from injuries sustained after falling off a balloon during cardiac arrest|
|Sophie Blanchard||France||1819||Female ballooning pioneer, wife of Jean-Pierre Blanchard||Hot air balloon||Jardin de Tivoli, Paris, France||Fell to her death after balloon caught fire.|
|Barthélemy Boganda||Central African Republic||1959||1st Prime Minister of the Central African Republic||Nord Noratlas||Boda, Lobaye, Central African Republic||mid-air explosion|
|Hale Boggs||United States||1972||politician, US Congressman from Louisiana||Cessna 310||southern Alaska, United States||Disappeared, body never recovered, presumed dead. Nick Begich was also in this flight.|
|Richard Bong||United States||1945||World War II fighter ace and test pilot||Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star||Burbank, California, United States||Pilot error|
|Billy Joe Booth||United States||1972||Canadian football player for the Ottawa Rough Riders||Piper Cherokee||Dorchester, Ontario, Canada||thunderstorm|
|Bruce Borland||United States||1999||golf course designer||Learjet 35||Mina, South Dakota, United States (crash site). Location at time of death undetermined.||Hypoxia; see 1999 South Dakota Learjet crash. Payne Stewart also died in this accident.|
|Subhas Chandra Bose||India||1945||politician and freedom fighter||Mitsubishi Ki-21||Taipei, Japanese Taiwan (alleged)||Cause disputed|
|Ahmed Ould Bouceif||Mauritania||1979||politician, Prime Minister of Mauritania||de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo||Dakar, Senegal|
|Olin Branstetter||United States||2011||businessman and former Oklahoma state senator||Piper PA-28 Cherokee N7746W||Perryville, Arkansas, United States||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Michel Breistroff||France||1996||Ice hockey defenseman for the Ligue Magnus||TWA Flight 800||East Moriches, New York, United States||Mid-air explosion|
|Ron Brown||United States||1996||politician, US Secretary of Commerce||Boeing CT-43||Dubrovnik, Croatia||pilot error|
|Oleg Bryjak||Germany||2015||Bass-baritone opera singer||Germanwings Flight 9525||Prads-Haute-Bléone, France||Deliberate flight into terrain|
|Kurt Budke||United States||2011||college basketball coach||Piper PA-28 Cherokee N7746W||Perryville, Arkansas, United States||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Antony Bulwer-Lytton, Viscount Knebworth||United Kingdom||1933||politician||Hawker Hart||RAF Hendon||aircraft failed to recover from dive while practising display for air pageant|
|Milo Burcham||United States||1944||test pilot for Lockheed||Lockheed YP-80 Shooting Star||Burbank, California, United States||engine flame-out|
|Tom Burnett||United States||2001||Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Thoratec Corporation||United Airlines Flight 93||Shanksville, Pennsylvania, United States||hijacking by Ziad Jarrah|
|William D. Byron||United States||1941||politician; US Congressman from Maryland||Eastern Air Lines Flight 21||Atlanta, Georgia, United States||Inadvertently descended into trees due to incorrect altimeter setting. Eddie Rickenbacker survived this crash.|
|Tomas Cabili||Philippines||1957||Philippine senator||Douglas C-47 Skytrain||Cebu City, Philippines (22 mi NW)||see, 1957 Cebu Douglas C-47 crash|
|Felipe Camiroaga||Chile||2011||television presenter (Television Nacional de Chile)||Chilean Air Force CASA C-212 Aviocar||off Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile||under investigation|
|Eduardo Campos||Brazil||2014||politician, presidential candidate in Brazilian general election, 2014||2014 Santos Cessna Citation accident||Santos, Brazil||Nose-down collision with ground during poor weather shortly after aborting landing, caused by pilot disorientation.|
|Fanny Cano||Mexico||1983||entertainer, actress||Aviaco Flight 134||Madrid, Spain||Collision resulting from runway incursion, caused by poor visibility and taxiway signage|
|Guido Cantelli||Italy||1956||orchestral conductor||Douglas DC-6||Paris-Orly Airport, France|
|Mel Carnahan||United States||2000||Governor of Missouri||Cessna 335||Goldman, Missouri, United States||thunderstorm|
|Bernt Carlsson||Sweden||1988||Assistant-Secretary-General of the UN, UN Commissioner for Namibia||Pan Am Flight 103||Lockerbie, Scotland, United Kingdom||terrorism|
|Emilio Carranza||Mexico||1928||Mexican "Charles Lindbergh"||Ryan Brougham||Tabernacle, New Jersey, United States||Weather?|
|Sonny Carter||United States||1991||Astronaut||Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311||Brunswick, Georgia, United States||Malfunction of the left engine propeller control unit. Senator John Tower also died in this crash.|
|Claudio Cassinelli||Italy||1985||actor||Bell 206B||Page, Arizona, United States||Rotor blades struck bridge due to pilot error and aircraft fell into canyon during filming of Vendetta dal futuro|
|Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington||United States||1948||sister of U.S. President John F. Kennedy||de Havilland Dove||Saint-Bauzile, Ardèche, France|
|Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark||Greece||1937||Princess of Greece and Denmark||Junkers Ju 52||Ostend, Belgium||crashed into a factory chimney (Sabena OO-AUB Ostend crash)|
|Carl Cederström||Sweden||1918||Aviator||Blériot XI||Gulf of Bothnia|
|Marcel Cerdan||France||1949||world boxing champion||Lockheed Constellation||São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal||CFIT, mountain|
|Frank Charles||United Kingdom||1939||Motorcycle speedway rider||Slingsby Petrel||Great Hucklow, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England||died in gliding competition|
|Bill Chase||United States||1974||trumpet player and band leader||Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche||Jackson, Minnesota, United States||Poor weather|
|Néstor Chávez||Venezuela||1969||baseball player (MLB)||Viasa Flight 742||struck power lines during take-off|
|Jorge Chávez||Peru||1910||aviator||Blériot XI||Domodossola, Italy||inadequate repairs to aircraft|
|Prince Christoph of Hesse||Germany||1943||Prince of Hesse||Forlì, Italy|
|Ted Christopher||United States||2017||American racing driver||Mooney M20-C||North Branford, Connecticut||Under investigation|
|Camilo Cienfuegos||Cuba||1959||revolutionary||Cessna 310||Caribbean||Disappeared, body never recovered, presumed dead|
|Juan de la Cierva||Spain||1936||inventor of the autogyro||KLM Douglas DC-2||Croydon Air Port, South London||aircraft hit house after taking off in fog; Arvid Lindman also killed|
|Buddy Clark||United States||1949||entertainer and singer||Cessna||Los Angeles, United States||Pilot error|
|Roberto Clemente||Puerto Rico||1972||baseball player (MLB)||Douglas DC-7||off the coast of Isla Verde, Puerto Rico||mechanical problems; overloaded plane|
|Patsy Cline||United States||1963||entertainer and country singer||Piper Comanche||Camden, Tennessee, United States||severe weather; Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins were also killed in this accident.|
|Robert Cocking||United Kingdom||1837||watercolour artist and amateur scientist||Dihedral Parachute||Lee Green, England||Parachute broke up in mid-air after release from a balloon|
|Samuel Cody||United States||1913||aviation pioneer and showman||Cody Floatplane||Farnborough, Hampshire, England||Aircraft broke up at 200 ft, thrown out of aircraft|
|Bessie Coleman||United States||1926||aviator, first African-American woman pilot||Curtiss JN-4||Jacksonville, Florida, United States||Thrown from aircraft after controls jammed while she was riding as a passenger. She was not wearing a seatbelt.|
|Bob Collins||United States||2000||entertainer, WGN (AM) radio personality||Zlín Z 42||Waukegan, Illinois, United States||runway collision|
|George W. Collins||United States||1972||politician, US Congressman from Illinois||United Airlines Flight 553||Chicago, United States||pilot error|
|Richard L. Conolly||United States||1962||United States Navy admiral||American Airlines Flight 1||Jamaica Bay, Queens, New York, United States||Loss of control at takeoff, due to autopilot malfunction caused by electrical short|
|Maurice Connolly||United States||1921||politician, former US Congressman from Iowa||Curtiss Eagle||Indian Head, Maryland, United States||severe weather|
|Weldon B. Cooke||United States||1914||Aviator||Wright aircraft||Pueblo, Colorado, United States|||
|John Cooper||United Kingdom||1974||athlete, silver medalist at the 1964 Summer Olympics||Turkish Airlines Flight 981||Ermenonville, France||Cargo hatch failure and control cable failures|
|Cowboy Copas||United States||1963||entertainer and country music singer||Piper Comanche||Camden, Tennessee, United States||severe weather; Patsy Cline and Hawkshaw Hawkins were also killed in this accident.|
|Frank Eugene Corder||United States||1994||Cessna 150||Washington, D.C., United States||Intentionally crashed the stolen airplane on the White House lawn|
|Philippe Cousteau||France||1979||oceanographer||PBY Catalina||Lisbon, Portugal||Nosed over during high speed water taxi|
|Jacquie de Creed||United Kingdom||2011||Record breaking stunt performer||Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche||Mont Age, France||Crashed while flying through dense fog at low altitude|
|Jim Croce||United States||1973||entertainer and singer||Beechcraft Model 18||Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States||collision with trees|
|Hansie Cronje||South Africa||2002||Cricket captain||Hawker Siddeley HS 748||George, Western Cape, South Africa||unserviceable navigational equipment|
|Albert Scott Crossfield||United States||2006||test pilot||Cessna 210||Gordon County, Georgia, United States||Aircraft broke up in thunderstorm; ATC error; pilot error|
|Vicki Cruse||United States||2009||stunt pilot||Zivko Edge 540||Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, England||Crashed during competition aerobatics. Aircraft failed to recover from a downwards snap roll manoeuvre, causing it to rotate until it struck the ground.|
|Carlos Cruz||Dominican Republic||1970||world boxing champion||Dominicana DC-9 air disaster||Punta Caucedo||Mechanical failure|
|Rodney Culver||United States||1996||American football player, National Football League player||ValuJet Flight 592||Florida Everglades, United States||Fire in-flight|
|Bronson M. Cutting||United States||1935||politician, US Senator from New Mexico||TWA Douglas DC-2||Atlanta, Missouri, United States||bad weather|
|Adelino Amaro da Costa||Portugal||1980||politician, Defense minister of Portugal||Cessna 421||Loures, Portugal||sabotage|
|Marcel Dadi||France||1996||entertainer and musician||TWA Flight 800||East Moriches, New York, United States (8 mi E)||Mid-air explosion|
|Harold Evans Dahl||United States||1956||aviator during the Spanish Civil War||Douglas DC-3||Canada||severe weather|
|Steponas Darius||Lithuania||1933||aviator||Lituanica||Pszczelnik, Myślibórz County, Poland|
|Kenneth Davidson||United Kingdom||1954||cricketer||Boeing 377||Prestwick, Scotland|
|Donny Davies||United Kingdom||1958||cricketer and journalist||Munich air disaster||Munich, WestGermany||failure to take off due to slush on runway|
|Liam Davison||Australia||2014||author||Malaysia Airlines Flight 17||Hrabove, Ukraine||Airliner shootdown |
|Geoffrey de Havilland, Jr.||United Kingdom||1946||test pilot||de Havilland DH 108||Hoo Peninsula||aircraft broke up while carrying out high speed tests|
|John de Havilland||United Kingdom||1943||test pilot||de Havilland Mosquito||Hatfield, England||mid-air collision|
|Léon Delagrange||France||1910||aviator and sculptor||Bleriot XI||Bordeaux, France|
|B. H. DeLay||United States||1923||stunt pilot, airport owner, aviation-school owner||the "Wasp"||Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States||substandard wing pins|
|Glen Dell||South Africa||2013||aviator||Extra EA-300||Secunda, Mpumalanga||crashed during an airshow|
|John Denver||United States||1997||entertainer, singer, songwriter, actor||Rutan Long-EZ||Pacific Grove, California, United States||aircraft unfamiliarity; faulty assembly (deviation from original design)|
|Alison Des Forges||United States||2009||investigator of human rights and an expert on the Rwandan genocide||Colgan Air Flight 3407||Clarence Center, New York, United States||Icing; pilot error|
|Leila Diniz||Brazil||1972||actress||Japan Airlines Flight 471||New Delhi, India||Controlled flight into terrain|
|José Dolhem||France||1988||racing car driver||Mitsubishi MU-2||Saint-Étienne, France|
|Georg Donatus||Germany||1937||royalty, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse||Junkers Ju 52||Ostend, Belgium||crashed into a factory chimney|
|Jane Dornacker||United States||1986||actress and radio station traffic reporter||Enstrom F-28||New York City, United States||Main rotor seizure due to improper maintenance. Dornacker was live on the air for WNBC (AM) at the time of the crash.|
|Randy Dorton||United States||2004||chief engine builder of Hendrick Motorsports||Beechcraft Super King Air 200||Martinsville, Virginia, United States||Pilot error. Several members of Hendrick family also died including Ricky Hendrick.|
|Drouin||France||1928||aviator, test pilot||Couzinet 27||France||Aircraft failure|
|Jessica Dubroff||United States||1996||aviator, 7-year-old aspiring pilot||Cessna 177||Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States||Aircraft lost control in thunderstorm; deliberate takeoff because of media commitments; pilot error|
|William Dyess||United States||1943||aviator, United States Army Air Forces Lieutenant Colonel||Lockheed P-38 Lightning||Burbank, California, United States||Aircraft caught fire while on a training mission near highly populated Burbank, California. Instead of parachuting to safety, he remained at the controls and saved countless civilian lives by guiding it into a vacant lot.|
|Amelia Earhart||United States||1937||aviator, pioneer woman pilot||Lockheed Model 10 Electra||Pacific Ocean, near Howland Island||Disappeared together with navigator Fred Noonan during global circumnavigation attempt, cause undetermined, body and aircraft never found; see speculation on Earhart's disappearance|
|Beverly Eckert||United States||2009||activist, co-chair of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee||Colgan Air Flight 3407||Clarence Center, New York, United States||Icing; pilot error|
|Glen Edwards||United States||1948||test pilot, namesake of Edwards AFB||Northrop YB-49||Edwards Air Force Base, United States||aircraft broke apart|
|Richard E. Ellsworth||United States||1953||aviator, United States Air Force Brigadier General||Convair B-36||Trinity Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador||CFIT into a hill|
|Theodore Gordon Ellyson||United States||1928||became first American naval aviator in 1911||Loening OL-7||Chesapeake Bay|
|Eugene Ely||United States||1911||aviator, pioneer pilot in American naval aviation||Curtiss Model D||Macon, Georgia, United States||Crashed while pulling from a dive.|
|Robert Henry English||United States||1943||military, Rear-Admiral, Commander, Submarines, U.S. Pacific Fleet||Pan Am Flight 1104||near Ukiah, California, United States||pilot error|
|Harald Ertl||Austria||1982||racing car driver of Formula One cars||Beechcraft Bonanza||Niederweidbach, NW Giessen, Germany||engine failure|
|José Félix Estigarribia||Paraguay||1940||President of Paraguay||Potez 25||Altos, Paraguay|
|Philip Don Estridge||United States||1985||project manager for IBM PC||Delta Air Lines Flight 191||Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, United States||Microburst-induced wind shear|
|William Evans||United Kingdom||1913||Cricketer||Cody Floatplane||Farnborough, Hampshire, England||Aircraft broke up at 200 ft, thrown out of aircraft|
|John Fairey||United Kingdom||2009||display pilot||Percival Provost||Bishop Norton, Lincolnshire, England|
|Igor Farkhutdinov||Russia||2003||politician, governor of Sakhalin||Mil Mi-8||Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia||pilot error|
|Fernandão||Brazil||2014||footballer||Helibras AS 350BA||Aruanã River, 9 miles from Aruanã, Goiás||under investigation|
|Manuel J. "Pete" Fernandez||United States||1980||aviator, ace pilot in the Korean War||Piper Geronimo||Grand Bahama Island|
|Denys Finch Hatton||United Kingdom||1931||game hunter||de Havilland Gypsy Moth||Voi, Kenya|
|Ron Flockhart||United Kingdom||1962||racing car driver, 24 Hours of Le Mans winner||CAC Mustang||Australia||Lost control in cloud|
|Cornelia Fort||United States||1943||first WAFS fatality||Vultee BT-13 Valiant||10 miles south of Merkel, Texas, United States||mid-air collision|
|James Stephen Fossett||United States||2007||entrepreneur, commodities trader||American Champion Decathlon||Sierra Nevada Mountains, United States||pilot error following downdrafts resulting in CFIT|
|Jimmy Franklin||United States||2005||aviator, aerobatic pilot||Waco UPF-7||Moose Jaw, Canada||collision with Bobby Younkin|
|Winfried Freudenberg||East Germany||1989||Berlin Wall defectee||Homemade balloon||Zehlendorf, Berlin||Cause of crash unknown, fell into a garden of a villa in an attempt to defect to West Berlin.|
|Reinhard Furrer||Germany||1995||scientist and astronaut||Messerschmitt Bf 108||Berlin||lost control of aircraft|
|Yuri Gagarin||Soviet Union||1968||cosmonaut and the first man in space||Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI||Kirzhach||unknown|
|Sanjay Gandhi||India||1980||son of Indira Gandhi||Pitts S-2A Special||Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi, India||pilot error|
|Matthew Gannon||United States||1988||investigator, CIA Officer||Pan Am Flight 103||Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland||Terrorist bomb|
|John Garang||Sudan||2005||politician, Vice President of Sudan||Mil Mi-17||South Sudan||CFIT (mountains), disputed |
|Carlos Gardel||Argentina||1935||singer||Ford Trimotor||Medellin, Colombia||SACO Trimotor collided with a Trimotor of SCADTA while preparing for takeoff|
|Tom Gastall||United States||1956||Major League Baseball player||Ercoupe||Riviera Beach, Maryland|
|Harold Geiger||United States||1927||Army Major, aviation pioneer, namesake of Geiger Field||Airco DH.4||Olmsted Field, Pennsylvania|
|Bruce Geller||United States||1978||producer and creator of Mission: Impossible||Cessna Skymaster||Santa Barbara, California||Weather conditions|
|Edward Gent||United Kingdom||1948||High Commissioner for the Federation of Malaya||Avro York||Northwood, London||Northwood mid-air collision|
|Troy Gentry||United States||2017||entertainer, country music singer and guitarist||Schweizer 269C||Medford, New Jersey||Uncontrolled descent during a power-off autorotation landing attempt; see 2017 Medford, New Jersey Schweizer 269C crash|
|Prince George, Duke of Kent||United Kingdom||1942||royalty, Duke of Kent||Short Sunderland||Scotland||CFIT in bad weather|
|Abdul Rahim Ghafoorzai||Afghanistan||1997||politician, prime minister of the Northern Alliance government||Antonov An-32||Bamyan Province, Afghanistan|
|Stasys Girėnas||Lithuania||1933||aviator||Lituanica||Pszczelnik, Myślibórz County, Poland|
|Jeremy Glick||United States||2001||Marketing executive||United Airlines Flight 93||Shanksville, Pennsylvania, United States||hijacking by Ziad Jarrah|
|Cecil Grace||United Kingdom||1910||aviator||Short S.27||English Channel||Disappeared, body never recovered, presumed dead|
|Rolls Gracie||Brazil||1982||martial artist, practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu||hang glider||Mauá, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Bill Graham||United States||1991||rock concert promoter||Bell 206||Vallejo, California||Flew into power lines|
|Richard E. Gray||United States||1982||aviator, test pilot||Cessna T-37 Tweet||Edwards Air Force Base|
|Keith Green||United States||1982||entertainer, contemporary Christian musician||Cessna 414||Lindale, Texas||aircraft overloaded|
|Isaac Grünewald||Sweden||1946||expressionist painter, modernist||Junkers Ju 52||Oslo, Norway|
|Michael Grzimek||West Germany||1959||zoologist||Dornier Do 27||Serengeti, Tanzania||collision with vulture|
|Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten||Sweden||1947||royalty, Hereditary Prince of Sweden||Douglas DC-3||Kastrup, Denmark||Locked elevator, pilot error|
|Werner Haas||Germany||1956||motorcycle racer||Jodel D9 Bebe||near Neuburg/Donau, Germany|||
|Juvénal Habyarimana||Rwanda||1994||politician, President of Rwanda||Dassault Falcon 50||Kigali, Rwanda||Aircraft shot down by unknown assassins; Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira and 10 others also killed|
|Roy Halladay||United States||2017||Baseball player||ICON A5||Gulf of Mexico|||
|A. P. Hamann||United States||1977||City Manager of San Jose, California||Tenerife disaster||Canary Islands, Spain||Airplane collision|
|Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 3rd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava||United Kingdom||1932||soldier and politician||Junkers F13||Meopham, Kent, United Kingdom||Structural failure|
|Dag Hammarskjöld||Sweden||1961||Secretary-General of the United Nations 1953–1961||Douglas DC-6B||Ndola, Rhodesia and Nyasaland||Crashed into terrain, cause undetermined, possibly pilot error or external attack; see 1961 Ndola United Nations DC-6 crash|
|Wal Handley||United Kingdom||1941||motorcycle racer||Bell P-39 Airacobra||Kirkbampton, Cumberland, England|
|Jim Hardin||United States||1991||Major League Baseball player||Beechcraft Bonanza||Key West, Florida||Propeller failure|
|Matthew Harding||United Kingdom||1996||Vice-Chairman of Chelsea Football Club||Aerospatiale AS355 F1 Squirrel||Middlewich, Cheshire, England||Pilot error|
|Raymond Harries||United Kingdom||1950||Second world war fighter ace||Gloster Meteor||Near Sheffield, Yorkshire, England||fuel exhaustion|
|Barbara Jane Harrison||United Kingdom||1968||air stewardess||Boeing 707||Heathrow Airport, London||Awarded George Cross for her actions during the fire that befell BOAC Flight 712|
|Harry Hawker||Australia||1921||aviator, pioneer and co-founder of Hawker Aircraft||Nieuport Goshawk||Hendon Aerodrome, Hendon, north London, England||Distraction of a hemorrhage while in flight cause a crash.|
|Hawkshaw Hawkins||United States||1963||entertainer, country music singer||Piper Comanche||Camden, Tennessee||crashed in bad weather; Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas were also killed in this accident.|
|John Heinz||United States||1991||politician:US Senator from Pennsylvania||Piper Aerostar||Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania||Mid-air collision with Bell 412|
|Cheryll Heinze||United States||2012||politician, state legislator from Alaska||Cessna 206||in Beluga Lake, Alaska near Homer Airport||plane flipped upon landing|
|Brenda Hean||Australia||1972||environmental activist||de Havilland Tiger Moth||en route from Tasmania to Canberra||vanished|
|Mack Hellings||United States||1951||racing driver||Piper PA-20 Pacer||Kern County, California|
|Ricky Hendrick||United States||2004||racing driver, son of Rick Hendrick and owner of Hendrick Motorsports||Beechcraft Super King Air 200||Martinsville, Virginia||Pilot error. Several members of Hendrick family also died. Randy Dorton also died the crash.|
|Bonny Hicks||Singapore||1997||model, writer||SilkAir Flight 185; Boeing 737||Palembang, Indonesia||Crashed during in-flight|
|James DeWitt Hill||United States||1927||aviator||Old Glory||North Atlantic||Aircraft crashed during an attempt at a transatlantic flight from the United States to Italy.|
|Graham Hill||United Kingdom||1975||F1 racing driver||Piper PA 23-250 Turbo-Aztec||Near Arkley golf course, North London||Hit trees when coming in to land due to fog.|
|Ployer Peter Hill||United States||1935||test-pilot||Boeing Model 299||Wright Field, Ohio||Failure to remove gust locks before flight. Les Tower also died in this crash.|
|Larry Hillblom||United States||1995||business executive, founder of DHL Express||Republic RC-3 Seabee||Saipan||Disappeared|
|John Stuart Hindmarsh||United Kingdom||1938||racecar driver and aviator, Le Mans 24 Hours winner||Hawker Hurricane I||St. George's Hill, Weybridge||aircraft failed to recover from dive, possible carbon monoxide poisoning of pilot|
|Bert Hinkler||Australia||1933||aviator||de Havilland Puss Moth||Pratomagno Alps in Italy|
|Steve Hislop||United Kingdom||2003||Motorcycle racer, Isle of Man TT winner||Robinson R44||Hawick, Scotland||Crashed after the main rotor struck the tailboom, causing it to detach, probably caused by excessively low rotor RPM|
|Tommy Hitchcock, Jr.||United States||1944||polo player||North American P-51 Mustang||Salisbury, Wiltshire, England||aircraft failed to recover from dive|
|Luis Gneiting||Paraguay||2018||Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Paraguay||Beechcraft Baron||Ayolas, Paraguay||aircraft crashed shortly after take-off |
|Al Holbert||United States||1988||Racing driver, 24 Hours of Le Mans winner||Piper Aerostar 601P||Ohio State University Airport, Columbus, Ohio||lost control after takeoff with one half of two-part entry door open|
|Buddy Holly||United States||1959||singer-songwriter||Beechcraft Bonanza||Clear Lake, Iowa||Pilot error (VFR into IMC); J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens were also killed in this accident (see The Day the Music Died).|
|James Horner||United States||2015||film score composer||Short Tucano||Los Padres National Forest, California||Under investigation|
|István Horthy||Hungary||1942||Deputy Regent of Hungary||MÁVAG Héja||Ilovskoye, Soviet Union||aircraft stalled and crashed|
|Ken Hubbs||United States||1964||Major League Baseball player||Cessna 172||Provo, Utah||VFR flight in Instrument meteorological conditions|
|Gary Hubler||United States||2007||aviator and aircraft racer||modified Tuttle Cassutt IIIM||Reno, Nevada||Collision with another airplane during the Reno Air Races Formula One race|
|Steven Hyde||United States||1989||Casino executive (CEO of Trump Casino)||Agusta 109A helicopter||Forked River, New Jersey||Helicopter crashed when overhead and tail rotors broke off from the craft; also killed were fellow Trump Casino executives Mark Grossinger Ettes and Jonathan Benanav. Company founder (and future U.S. President) Donald Trump was reportedly scheduled to go with them on the flight, but cancelled at the last minute.|
|Jorge Ibargüengoitia||Mexico||1983||novelist and playwright||Avianca Flight 011||Madrid, Spain||Improper navigation during approach|
|Pedro Infante||Mexico||1957||entertainer, singer and actor||Consolidated B-24 Liberator||Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico|
|Guy Jackson||Ireland||1972||tennis player||British European Airways Flight 548||Staines-upon-Thames, England||pilot error|
|Junaid Jamshed||Pakistan||2016||singer||Pakistan International Airlines Flight 661||Havelian, Pakistan||Engine failure|
|Anna Jantar||Poland||1980||entertainer, singer||LOT Polish Airlines Flight 007||Warsaw, Poland||Struck trees during landing go around|
|Shuba Jay||Malaysia||2014||actress||Malaysia Airlines Flight 17||Hrabove, Ukraine||Airliner shootdown|
|Jayan||India||1980||entertainer, Malayalam film actor||helicopter||Sholavaram, Tamil Nadu||accident while performing a film stunt|
|Paul Jeffreys||United Kingdom||1988||musician||Pan Am Flight 103||Lockerbie, Scotland||terrorism|
|Amy Johnson||United Kingdom||1941||aviator, pioneer woman pilot||Airspeed Oxford||Thames Estuary||fuel exhaustion while ferrying aircraft due to 100% cloud cover at destination. Pilot abandoned aircraft over water and succumbed to hypothermia before rescue|
|Jed Johnson||United States||1996||designer||TWA Flight 800||East Moriches, New York (8 mi E)||Mid-air explosion|
|Martin Johnson||United States||1937||adventurer and film producer||Western Air Express Flight 7||near Saugus, California||CFIT into mountainous terrain|
|Ralph Johnstone||United States||1910||aviator. First American pilot fatality. He was the first of the Wright Flying Team to die.||Wright Model B||Denver, Colorado||Crashed on November 17, 1910|
|Cal Jones||United States||1956||football player, winner of the 1955 Outland Trophy||Trans Canada Air flight 810||Mount Slesse, British Columbia, Canada||Crash|
|Lech Kaczyński||Poland||2010||President of Poland||Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154||Smolensk North Airport, Russia||Kaczyński was leading an official Polish government delegation, plane crashed in thick fog on approach to the airport, killing all 96 persons on board, crash blamed on pilot/crew errors. (See 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash)|
|Gunnar Källén||Sweden||1968||theoretical physicist, professor||Cessna||Hanover, Germany||private plane|
|Otto Kalvitsa||Finland||1930||aviator, polar explorer||Junkers W 33||Sangar, Soviet Union||Finnish-born Soviet aviator who crashed in a heavy snow storm|
|Paris Kanellakis||Greece||1995||computer scientist, professor||American Airlines Flight 965||Buga, Colombia||Navigational errors by flight crew|
|William Kapell||United States||1953||classical pianist||BCPA Flight 304||near Woodside, California||CFIT into mountainous terrain|
|Rashid Karami||Lebanon||1987||Prime Minister of Lebanon||Aérospatiale Puma||Lebanon||bomb|
|William Kirk Kaynor||United States||1929||US Congressman from Massachusetts||Fokker F.VII||Bolling Field near Washington, D.C.|
|George E. M. Kelly||United States||1911||Fourth American pilot killed after Ralph Johnstone, John B. Moisant and Arch Hoxsey. Second military aircraft death after Thomas Selfridge was killed as a passenger.||Curtiss Model D||San Antonio, Texas||Aviator. Crashed from broken strut.|
|Byron Kennedy||Australia||1983||film director||Bell 206B JetRanger||Warragamba Dam, New South Wales, Australia||Helicopter was flying at 10 foot when it hit the water with the rear of the skids when it attempted to climb, pilot error.|
|John F. Kennedy, Jr.||United States||1999||son of John F. Kennedy||Piper PA-32R||Atlantic Ocean off Martha's Vineyard||pilot error|
|Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.||United States||1944||older brother of John F. Kennedy||Consolidated B-24 Liberator modified as a flying bomb||near Blythburgh, Suffolk, England||Killed on a combat flight during Operation Aphrodite|
|Dorjee Khandu||India||2011||Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh||Eurocopter||Lobotang, Arunachal Pradesh, India||Poor Condition of the Helicopter.|
|Florence Klingensmith||United States||1933||aviator||Gee Bee Model Y Senior Sportster||National Air Races, Chicago, Illinois||Parachute fouled in fuselage during bail out after plane started breaking up.|
|Sigrud Knubben||West Germany||1962||youngest female national speedboat champion and world-record holder||Piaggio P.166||Mt. Oberalpstock / Swiss Alps||hit mountain after loss of altitude due to heavy accumulation of ice  Sigrud Knubben|
|Mineichi Koga||Japan||1944||admiral, Commander-in-Chief of Combined Fleet||Kawanishi H8K||Philippine Sea between Davao and Palau||Aircraft disappeared in typhoon|
|Iven Carl Kincheloe, Jr.||United States||1958||Korean War ace pilot and test pilot||Lockheed F-104 Starfighter||Edwards Air Force Base|
|Charles Kingsford Smith||Australia||1935||air pioneer||Lockheed Altair||Andaman Sea||Disappeared during an England to Australia record flight attempt, body never recovered, presumed dead.|
|Nile Kinnick||United States||1943||American football player; winner of the 1939 Heisman Trophy||Grumman F4F Wildcat||Caribbean||Training accident|
|Giannos Kranidiotis||Greece||1999||diplomat and politician||Dassault Falcon 900||Romania|
|Robert Kronfeld||Austria||1948||gliding champion and test pilot||General Aircraft GAL.56||Hampshire, England, United Kingdom||aircraft failed to recover from inverted dive during stall tests, observer bailed out at low altitude but pilot was unable to exit aircraft|
|Alan Kulwicki||United States||1993||NASCAR driver||Fairchild Merlin IIIC||Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Blountville, Tennessee||Engine failure due to ice accumulation|
|Wendell Ladner||United States||1975||ABA basketball player||Eastern Air Lines Flight 66||John F. Kennedy International Airport, Queens, New York||Windshear|
|Joseph LaMotta||United States||1998||chef, son of Jake LaMotta||Swissair Flight 111||Atlantic Ocean southwest of Halifax International Airport, Nova Scotia, Canada||In-flight fire caused by faulty wiring of entertainment system|
|Lanet||France||1928||aviator, test pilot||Couzinet 27||France||aircraft failure|
|Joep Lange||Netherlands||2014||president of the International AIDS Society||Malaysia Airlines Flight17||Hrabove, Ukraine||Airliner shootdown }|
|Eugène Lefebvre||France||1909||First person to die while piloting a powered airplane and the second person to be killed in an airplane crash after Thomas Selfridge.||Wright Model A||Port-Aviation (Juvisy), France||Crashed from 20 feet|
|Raymonde de Laroche||France||1919||first woman to earn a pilot's license||experimental Caudron||Le Crotoy, France|
|Leif Holger Larsen||Norway||2015||Diplomat||Mil Mi-17||Naltar Valley, Pakistan||loss of control due to mechanical failure|
|Guadalupe Larriva||Ecuador||2007||Defence minister of Ecuador||Aérospatiale Gazelle||Manta Air Base, Ecuador||collision with another Gazelle during a night training flight|
|Alexander Lebed||Russia||2002||presidential candidate, governor of Krasnoyarsk||Mil Mi-8||Yermakovsky District, Russia||pilot error, foggy weather|
|Mickey Leland||United States||1989||US Congressman from Texas||de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter||Gambela Region, Ethiopia|
|Tony Lema||United States||1966||champion golfer||Beechcraft Twin Bonanza||near Munster, Indiana||fuel starvation|
|Léon Lemartin||France||1911||aviator||Bleriot XI||Paris, France||Crashed on 18 June 1911 in Paris to London air race.|
|Léon Letort||France||1913||aviator||Bleriot XI||Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire aerodrome||Crashed on 10 December 1913 in Paris-Bordeaux-Paris air race|
|Jim LeRoy||United States||2007||stunt performer Bulldog Airshows||Pitts Special||Dayton International Airport||Failed recovery during airshow maneuver|
|Daniel Lewin||United States||2001||founder and CTO of Akamai||American Airlines Flight 11||World Trade Center North Tower, New York, NY||Stabbed during hijacking|
|Cory Lidle||United States||2006||Major League Baseball player||Cirrus SR20||New York, NY||pilot error; CFIT|
|Otto Lilienthal||Germany||1896||glider pioneer||Lilienthal Normalsegelapparat||Stölln, Havelland, Brandenburg, Germany||wing stall|
|Lin Biao||China||1971||military commander||Hawker Siddeley Trident||Öndörkhaan, Mongolia||fleeing a coup attempt|
|Arvid Lindman||Sweden||1936||Prime Minister of Sweden 1906–1911 and 1928–1930||KLM Douglas DC-2||Croydon Air Port, South London||aircraft hit house after taking off in fog; Juan de la Cierva also killed|
|Jerry Litton||United States||1976||U.S. Representative from Missouri||Beechcraft Baron||Chillicothe, Missouri||Engine failure during takeoff|
|Ormer Locklear||United States||1920||aerobatic and stunt performer||Curtiss "Jenny"||Los Angeles, California||during filming of The Skywayman|
|Alfred Lowenstein||Belgium||1928||entrepreneur and financier||Fokker F.VII||Fell from his plane over the English Channel|
|Carole Lombard||United States||1942||actress||TWA Flight 3
|Mount Potosi, Nevada, United States||CFIT|
|Domingo Lucenario Jr.||Philippines||2015||Diplomat||Mil Mi-17||Naltar Valley, Pakistan||loss of control due to mechanical failure|
|Einar Lundborg||Sweden||1931||aviator||Svenska Aero Jaktfalken||Malmslätt, Sweden||test flight|
|Ernest Lundeen||United States||1940||US Senator from Minnesota||Pennsylvania Central Airlines Flight 19||Lovettsville, Virginia||lightning strike|
|Pam Lychner||United States||1996||real estate agent & sex offender activist||TWA Flight 800||Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York||mid-air explosion|
|Nancy Lynn||United States||2006||aerobatic pilot and flight instructor||Extra EA-300||Culpeper Regional Airport, Culpeper, Virginia||Disorientation while performing an aerobatic maneuver, which resulted in the airplane's inadvertent impact with the ground. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's overuse of prescription medication.|
|Muhammadu Maccido||Nigeria||2006||The 19th Sultan of Sokoto||ADC Airlines Flight 53; Boeing 737||Abuja, Nigeria||cause disputed|
|Samora Machel||Mozambique||1986||President of Mozambique||Tupolev Tu-134||Mbuzini, Lebombo Mountains, South Africa||CFIT during an instrument approach|
|Elsie Mackay||United Kingdom||1928||socialite and Trans-Atlantic pioneer||Stinson Detroiter||Mid-Atlantic||Disappeared without trace over the Atlantic|
|Alejandro Maclean||Spain||2010||stunt pilot, Red Bull Air Race competitor||Edge 540||Casarrubios del Monte, Province of Toledo||Crashed into the ground during stunt routine|
|Mitsuyasu Maeno||Japan||1976||erotic film actor||Piper Cherokee||Setagaya, Tokyo||CFIT into a house during a kamikaze attack|
|John Gillespie Magee, Jr.||United States||1941||aviator and poet||Supermarine Spitfire V AD291||Roxholm, England||collision with an Airspeed Oxford|
|Ramón Magsaysay||Philippines||1957||President of the Philippines||Presidential plane crash, "Mt. Pinatubo"||Mount Manunggal, Cebu, Philippines|
|Jonathan Mann||United States||1998||AIDS researcher and WHO official||Swissair Flight 111||Atlantic Ocean southwest of Halifax International Airport, Nova Scotia, Canada||In-flight fire caused by faulty wiring of entertainment system|
|Paul Mantz||United States||1965||racing and stunt pilot||Phoenix P-1||Winterhaven, California||during filming of The Flight of the Phoenix|
|Rocky Marciano||United States||1969||former world boxing champion||Cessna 172||Newton, Iowa||not qualified to fly on instruments|
|Christophe de Margerie||France||2014||businessman, CEO of Total S.A.||Dassault Falcon 50||Moscow, Russia||Collided on take-off with a snow plow that had strayed onto the runway|
|Dean Paul Martin||United States||1987||actor, singer and son of Dean Martin||McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II||San Bernardino Mountains. California||During maneuvers with his Air Force Reserve unit|
|Eduardo Mata||Mexico||1995||orchestra conductor and composer.||Piper Aerostar||Toluca, Mexico||Aircraft crashed after entering a stall while attempting emergency landing|
|Enrico Mattei||Italy||1962||President of Eni||Morane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris||Bascapè, Italy||Crashed during stormy weather on approach to the Linate Airport. Unsubstantiated reports of a bomb explosion.|
|Joseph C. McConnell||United States||1954||Korean War ace pilot||F-86H Sabre||Edwards Air Force Base||control malfunction attributed to a missing bolt|
|James McCudden||United Kingdom||1918||World War I fighter ace||Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a||Auxi-le-Château, France||Engine malfunction on takeoff|
|Larry McDonald||United States||1983||Congressman from Georgia||Korean Air Lines Flight 007||Near Moneron Island, Soviet Union||Shot down by Soviet air force|
|Jack McGee||United States||1918||aviator||Gallaudette Hydroplane||Greenwich Bay||Pontoon dipped into the water, causing his plane to topple into the water where he drowned.|
|Colin McRae||United Kingdom||2007||Scottish rally driver||Eurocopter AS350||Lanark, Scotland||Pilot error|
|Alan P. Merriam||United States||1980||ethnomusicologist||LOT Polish Airlines Flight 007||Warsaw, Poland||loss of control due to fire caused by disintegrating turbine disc|
|Eve Meyer||United States||1977||actress, Playboy centerfold June 1955||Tenerife disaster; Boeing 747-100||Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain||runway collision|
|George S. Mickelson||United States||1993||Governor of South Dakota||Mitsubishi MU-2||Dubuque, Iowa|
|Glenn Miller||United States||1944||musician, Big Band leader||Noorduyn Norseman||English Channel||disappeared, body never recovered, presumed dead|
|Vittorio Missoni||Italy||2013||CEO of Missoni||Britten-Norman Islander||Los Roques, Venezuela||Unknown, under investigation|
|John Purroy Mitchel||United States||1918||former Mayor of New York City||Thomas-Morse S-4||Lake Charles, Louisiana||Fell from airplane from not wearing a seatbelt; namesake of the former Mitchel Air Force Base.|
|William A. Moffett||United States||1933||U.S. Navy rear admiral||USS Akron (ZRS-4)||Atlantic Ocean off New Jersey||Dirigible crashed and sank in storm|
|Emilio Mola||Spain||1937||Nationalist General||Airspeed Envoy||Spain||Flew into mountain|
|Werner Mölders||Germany||1941||leading Luftwaffe fighter ace||Heinkel He 111||Breslau, Germany||Passenger aboard aircraft that crashed while landing in thunderstorm|
|Grace Moore||United States||1947||opera singer||Douglas DC-3||Kastrup, Denmark||locked elevator, pilot error|
|Joaquín García Morato||Spain||1939||Top fighter ace of Spanish Civil War||Fiat CR.32||Spain||Crashed during low-level aerobatic demonstration for newsreel cameras|
|Paul Morgan||United Kingdom||2001||racing car engineer and co-founder of Ilmor Engineering||Hawker Sea Fury||Sywell||overturned on landing|
|DeLesseps Story Morrison||United States||1964||former Mayor of New Orleans||Piper PA-23 Registration: N5211Y||Ciudad Victoria, Mexico|
|Vic Morrow||United States||1982||actor||Bell UH-1 Iroquois||Ventura County, California, between Santa Clarita and Piru||Helicopter crashed on top of him after special effects explosion damaged its tail rotor during filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie|
|Edward Moss||United States||1964||aide of senator Ted Kennedy||Aero Commander 680||Southampton, Massachusetts|
|Juan Camilo Mouriño||Mexico||2008||Secretary of the Interior (Mexico)||Learjet 45||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Camille Muffat||France||2015||swimmer; Olympic gold medalist||Eurocopter AS350||Villa Castelli, Argentina||collided in mid-air; see Villa Castelli helicopter collision|
|Kuniko Mukoda||Japan||1981||writer, mainly television drama||Far Eastern Air Transport Flight 103||94 miles (151 km) south of Taipei, Taiwan||Fuselage structure failure caused by corrosion|
|Thurman Munson||United States||1979||Major League Baseball player||Cessna Citation I/SP||Akron, Ohio|
|Audie Murphy||United States||1971||Medal of Honor recipient and actor||Aero Commander 680||Catawba, Virginia||FIT – Continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions.|
|Fatma Ceren Necipoğlu||Turkey||2009||harpist||Air France Flight 447||Atlantic Ocean||controlled stalled flight into sea at night due to icing leading to pilot error|
|Ricky Nelson||United States||1985||actor and singer||Douglas DC-3||De Kalb, Texas||Crashed into trees and utility poles during emergency landing attempt prompted by dense cabin smoke of undetermined origin|
|Gerda Neumann||Denmark||1947||singer and actress||Douglas DC-3||Kastrup, Denmark||Locked elevator, pilot error|
|Ginette Neveu||France||1949||classical violinist||Lockheed Constellation||São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal||CFIT: mountain|
|Charles Franklin Niles||United States||1916||Pioneer aviator||Moisant monoplane||Fairgrounds Oshkosh, Wisconsin||Crashed while performing a loop June 25, 1916; died of injuries June 26, 1916|
|Fred Noonan||United States||1937||pioneering flight navigator||Lockheed Model 10 Electra||Pacific Ocean, near Howland Island||Disappeared together with pilot Amelia Earhart during global circumnavigation attempt, cause undetermined, body and aircraft never found; see speculation on Earhart's disappearance|
|Grant Notley||Canada||1984||politician, leader of the opposition in Alberta||Piper Navajo Chieftain||High Prairie, Alberta, Canada|
|Cyprien Ntaryamira||Burundi||1994||President of Burundi||Dassault Falcon 50||Kigali, Rwanda||Aircraft shot down by unknown assassins; Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and 10 others also killed|
|Grady Nutt||United States||1982||minister and Christian comedian (Hee Haw)||Beechcraft Baron 55||Cullman, Alabama||cause of crash undetermined, weather (fog and rain) considered factors|
|Donald Nutter||United States||1962||Governor of Montana||Douglas C-47 Skytrain||Wolf Creek, Montana||crashed during snow storm|
|Charles Nungesser||France||1927||World War I flying ace||Levasseur PL.8||North Atlantic Ocean||Disappeared, body never recovered, presumed dead|
|Barbara Olson||United States||2001||lawyer and commentator||American Airlines Flight 77||The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia||hijacking by Hani Hanjour|
|Rudy Ortiz||Guatemala||2014||military officer, head of the military||Bell 206||El Aguacate, Nentón, Huehuetenango Department|
|Rafael Osuna||Mexico||1969||tennis player||Boeing 727||Salinas Victoria, Mexico||hit mountain during approach to land|
|Renny Ottolina||Venezuela||1978||TV producer and entertainer||Cessna 310||Maiquetía, Venezuela||disappeared, was a presidential candidate at the time.|
|Robert Overmyer||United States||1996||NASA astronaut, test pilot||Cirrus VK-30||Duluth, Minnesota, United States||wing stall during full-flap stall testing|
|Carlos Pace||Brazil||1977||Formula One driver||Piper||Mairiporã||CFIT, weather-related|
|Kyung-won Park||Korea||1933||One of earliest Korean female aviators||Salmson 2A2||Hakone, Japan||fog|
|Al Passarell||Canada||1986||politician||DeHavilland Beaver||near Dease Lake, British Columbia||passenger in float-equipped DHC Beaver that crashed in lake during attempt to land in glassy water conditions|
|Pedro Luiz||Brazil - Belgium||2009||Third in succession to the now extinguished throne of Brazil||Air France Flight 447||Atlantic Ocean||Pitot tube icing; pilots, confused by inconsistent air data, stalled the aircraft|
|John Olof Persson||Sweden||1989||Mayor of Stockholm 1973–1976 and 1979–1986||Beechcraft Model 99||Oskarshamn, Sweden||Crash info in Swedish|
|Vladimir Pettay||Russia||2011||Russian international football referee||RusAir Flight 9605||Republic of Karelia, Russia||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Edward Petre||United Kingdom||1912||Aviation pioneer||Handasyde monoplane||Marske-by-the-Sea||Gale caused crash while attempting emergency landing on route to Edinburgh on test flight|
|Jerry Pettis||United States||1975||Representative from California||Beech Bonanza||Banning, California||Flew into obscured pass at low altitude.|
|Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier||France||1785||Hot air ballooning pioneer||Hot air balloon||Wimille||Crashed in an attempt to fly across the English Channel|
|Percy Pilcher||United Kingdom||1899||inventor and aviation pioneer||Glider The Hawk||Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England||Structural failure; tail detached from glider|
|Lionel Poilâne||France||2002||baker and entrepreneur||Agusta A109||off Cancale||crashed in sea during attempt to land on island off the coast in fog|
|Wiley Post||United States||1935||aviation pioneer||Modified Lockheed Model 9 Orion||Walakpa Bay near Barrow, Alaska||engine failure; killed in the same crash as Will Rogers|
|Francis Gary Powers||United States||1977||1960 U-2 incident pilot||Modified Bell 206 Jet-Ranger (KNBC News Helicopter)||Los Angeles, CA||pilot error and fuel starvation|
|David Purley||United Kingdom||1985||Formula One driver||Pitts Special||The sea off Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England|
|Harald Quandt||West Germany||1967||industrialist||Beechcraft King Air||Italy|
|Edson Queiroz||Brazil||1982||entrepreneur||VASP Flight 168||Serra da Aratanha, near Pacatuba, Ceará, Brazil|
|Harriet Quimby||United States||1912||first licensed female pilot in the U.S.||Blériot two seater||Squantum, Massachusetts||Fell from airplane from not wearing a seatbelt|
|Maria Radner||Germany||2015||Contralto singer||Germanwings Flight 9525||Prads-Haute-Bléone, France||deliberate flight into terrain|
|Ralph Rainger||United States||1942||composer and songwriter||Douglas DC-3 - American Airlines Flight 28||Chino Canyon, Riverside County, California, United States||mid-air collision|
|Ángel Rama||Uruguay||1983||writer, academic, and literary critic||Avianca Flight 011, Boeing 747||near Madrid, Spain||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Otis Redding||United States||1967||singer-songwriter||Beechcraft Model 18||Lake Monona, Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
|Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy||India||2009||Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India||Bell 430||Nallamala, India|
|Jim Reeves||United States||1964||country music singer||Beechcraft Debonair||Brentwood, Tennessee, United States|
|Bo Rein||United States||1980||LSU Tigers college football coach||Cessna 441||Atlantic Ocean near Norfolk, Virginia||Plane veered well off course, ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. Speculated loss of cabin pressure incapacitated Rein and pilot Lewis F. Benscotter.|
|Lance Reventlow||United States||1972||entrepreneur and racecar driver||Cessna 206||Aspen, Colorado||attempted to fly into a blind canyon and stalled the aircraft while trying to turn around.|
|Randy Rhoads||United States||1982||guitarist with Ozzy Osbourne||Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza||Leesburg, Florida||crashed after wing clipped Ozzy Osbourne's tour bus during ultra-low-level fly-by|
|J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson||United States||1959||singer, songwriter, disc jockey||Beechcraft Bonanza||Clear Lake, IA||Pilot error (VFR into IMC); Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens also died in this accident (see The Day the Music Died).|
|Vincent Crane Richmond||United Kingdom||1930||airship designer||Royal Airship Works R101||Beauvais, France||damage to fabric covering in bad weather leading to loss of gas and lift causing gentle descent into ground followed by fire and explosion|
|Jack Ridley||United States||1957||test pilot||Douglas C-47||Tokyo, Japan||crashed into a snow-covered mountainside|
|Jenni Rivera||United States||2012||singer||Learjet 25||Nuevo Leon, Mexico||undetermined cause of crash|
|William B. Robertson||United States||1943||aviator, co-founder of Lambert Field and Robertson Aircraft Corporation, Missouri Air National Guard commander||Waco CG-4A-RO||Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri, United States||Loss of right-hand wing due to wing strut fitting failure during demonstration flight; St. Louis mayor William D. Becker also dies in this accident|
|Jesse Robredo||Philippines||2012||Secretary of the Interior and Local Government||Piper PA-34 Seneca||Waters near Masbate, Philippines||Engine failure|
|Knute Rockne||Norway||1931||Notre Dame Fighting Irish football coach||Transcontinental & Western Air Fokker F-10||Bazaar, Kansas, United States||structure failure of wing|
|Calbraith Perry Rodgers||United States||1912||aviator, made the first transcontinental airplane flight across the U.S.||Wright "Vin Fiz Flyer"||Long Beach, California||Bird strike over water|
|Stan Rogers||Canada||1983||singer||Air Canada Flight 797||Boone County, KY||In-flight fire. Made emergency landing in Cincinnati Airport.|
|Will Rogers||United States||1935||actor, humorist, singer||Modified Lockheed Model 9 Orion||Walakpa Bay near Barrow, Alaska||Engine failure; killed in same crash as the Wiley Post|
|Jaime Roldós Aguilera||Ecuador||1981||President of Ecuador||Beechcraft Super King Air||Ecuador||flew into mountain|
|Charles Rolls||United Kingdom||1910||co-founder of Rolls-Royce Motors||Modified Short-Wright Flyer||Bournemouth, England||tail structural failure.|
|Lester Roloff||United States||1982||Christian evangelist, operator of teenage homes||Cessna 210||near Normangee, Texas||crash likely due to thunderstorm activity in the area|
|Hillevi Rombin||Sweden||1996||Miss Universe 1955, national decathlon||Beechcraft Musketeer C-23||California, United States||engine failure caused by improper maintenance|
|Marie Rossi||United States||1991||first female combat commander (US)||Boeing CH-47 Chinook||Northern Saudi Arabia||collision with microwave tower|
|Constantin Rozanoff||France||1954||World War II ace and test pilot||Dassault Mystère IV||Melun, France||electrical problems|
|Edvard Rusjan||Austria-Hungary||1911||first Slovene aviator, aircraft constructor||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford||United Kingdom||1937||royalty and record-setting aviator||de Havilland DH.60 Moth Major||North Sea, off Great Yarmouth, England||body never recovered|
|Thierry Sabine||France||1986||Paris-Dakar rally founder.||Aérospatiale AS350 Ecureuil||Mali||CFIT during a sandstorm, with Daniel Balavoine|
|Francisco Sá Carneiro||Portugal||1980||Prime Minister of Portugal||Cessna 421||Camarate, Loures, district of Lisbon, Portugal||sabotage|
|George Saitoti||Kenya||2012||politician and Internal Security Minister||2012 Kenya Police helicopter crash (Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil)||Near Nairobi, Kenya|| Crew lost control of the helicopter in conditions of poor visibility|
|Kyu Sakamoto||Japan||1985||singer||Japan Airlines Flight 123||Mount Osutaka, Japan||maintenance error leading to structural failure and hydraulic fluid loss with loss of control|
|Emiliano Sala||Argentina||2019||professional footballer||2019 Piper PA-46 Malibu crash||Off Guernsey, Channel Islands||under investigation|
|William Sample||United States||1945||U.S. Navy rear admiral||Martin PBM Mariner||near Wakayama, Japan||wreckage and bodies not found for more than 37 months after crash|
|Jose Sanjurjo||Spain||1936||General/Coup Leader/Aspiring Dictator||Small Biplane||Estoril, Portugal||Overloaded Cargo|
|Pablo Santos||Mexico||2006||actor||Piper PA-46||Toluca, Mexico|
|Richard C. Saufley||United States||1916||U.S. Navy aviation pioneer, altitude and endurance record holder||Curtiss Model E||Santa Rosa Island, Florida||Crashed at 8-hour-51-minute mark of attempt to break own flight endurance record|
|Madhavrao Scindia||India||2001||politician||Cessna C-90||Bhogaon, India||Engine fire|
|Eddie August Schneider||United States||1940||transcontinental record holder||Piper J-3||Floyd Bennett Field, New York||mid-air collision|
|Art Scholl||United States||1985||aerobatic and stunt performer||Pitts Special||Near Carlsbad, California||Failed to recover from inverted spin during filming of Top Gun|
|Philippa Schuyler||United States||1967||musician||helicopter||Da Nang, Vietnam||pilot error|
|Elliot See||United States||1966||astronaut||Northrop T-38 Talon||St. Louis, Missouri||with Charles Bassett; 1966 NASA T-38 crash|
|Antoine de Saint-Exupéry||France||1944||writer and aviator||Lockheed F-5 Lightning||Mediterranean Sea south of Marseille||Crashed at sea, cause undetermined; refer to main article|
|Thomas Selfridge||United States||1908||First powered-airplane fatality. First military-aviation fatality. First passenger fatality. Namesake of Selfridge Field.||Wright Model A||Fort Myer, Arlington County, Virginia||Right propeller failure. U.S. Army Signal Corp contract acceptance trial flight piloted by Orville Wright, who was seriously injured.|
|Wilbur Shaw||United States||1954||three-time Indianapolis 500 winner||Cessna||Decatur, Indiana||weather|
|Shin Ki-ha||South Korea||1997||four-term lawmaker and parliamentary leader||Korean Air Flight 801||Nimitz Hill, Guam||Improperly navigated approach|
|Larry Shue||United States||1985||playwright||Beechcraft Model 99||Grottoes Grove, Virginia||hit mountain during approach to land|
|Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth||United Kingdom||1940||Racing driver, aviator and collector||Fairey Battle||Near RAF Benson, Oxfordshire, England||Flew into hill during solo night flying exercise|
|Hanwant Singh||India||1952||Maharajah of Jodhpur||Beechcraft Bonanza||India|
|Władysław Sikorski||Poland||1943||Prime Minister of Poland||Consolidated Liberator II||Sea near Gibraltar||night take-off and pilot - only survivor - states elevator jammed, unable to climb. aircraft hit water and sank|
|Larkin I. Smith||United States||1989||US Congressman from Mississippi||Cessna 177RG||Janice, Mississippi||In flight loss of control by the Non-Instrument rated pilot after encountering Instrument meteorological conditions resulting in the airplane spiraling into a wooded area.|
|Art Smith||United States||1926||aviator||Curtiss Carrier Pigeon||Montpelier, Ohio|||
|Samantha Smith||United States||1985||young activist||Bar Harbor Airlines Flight 1808||Auburn, Maine||Improper execution of instrument approach; failed to initiate timely go-around|
|Robert Smithson||United States||1973||Land art artist||Beechcraft Baron||Amarillo, Texas||pilot error|
|Earl Snell||United States||1947||Governor of Oregon||Beech Bonanza||Lakeview, Oregon||weather|
|Soundarya||India||2004||Kannada film actress, Kannada and Tamil actress||Cessna 180||Bangalore, India||aircraft crashed after takeoff|
|Milan Rastislav Štefánik||Czechoslovakia||1919||Czechoslovak politician and French general||Caproni Ca.3||Ivanka pri Dunaji near Bratislava Airport, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)||unclear, probably wind shear|
|Laurence Steinhardt||United States||1950||United States Ambassador to Canada||Douglas C-47 Skytrain||Ramsayville near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Ted Stevens||United States||2010||former U.S. Senator||de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (DHC-3T turbine conversion)||Dillingham, Alaska||Cause undetermined. Former NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe survived this crash.|
|Payne Stewart||United States||1999||champion golfer||Learjet 35||Mina, SD (crash site). Location at time of death undetermined.||Hypoxia; see 1999 South Dakota Learjet crash. Bruce Borland also died in this accident.|
|Joseph Warren Stilwell, Jr.||United States||1966||Brigiadier-General United States Army||Douglas C-47 Skytrain||Pacific Ocean en route San Francisco – Honolulu||Body never recovered, presumed dead. Aircraft failed to arrive in Honolulu|
|Graeme "Shirley" Strachan||Australia||2001||singer, Skyhooks||Bell 47||near Kilcoy, Queensland||flew into mountain in turbulence|
|Erik Strandmark||Sweden||1963||actor||Cessna Skywagon||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Jud Strunk||United States||1981||singer, songwriter, comedian||Fairchild PT-19||Carrabassett Valley, Maine||Incapacitation – Pilot suffered heart attack during takeoff phase of flight|
|Haris Suleman||United States||2014||Record attempt to become the youngest pilot to fly around the world in 30 days||Beechcraft A36 Bonanza||Pacific Ocean, near Pago Pago||Crashing in the sea.|
|Thaddeus C. Sweet||United States||1928||US Congressman from New York||Curtiss O-1B Falcon||Whitney Point, New York|
|Frank Swift||United Kingdom||1958||goalkeeper, Manchester City and England, journalist||Munich air disaster||Munich-Riem Airport, Germany||Slushy runway conditions|
|Manuel Scorza||Peru||1983||author||Aviaco Flight 134||Madrid, Spain||Collision resulting from runway incursion, caused by poor visibility and taxiway signage|
|Frank Tallman||United States||1978||stuntman||Piper PA-23 Aztec||Trabuco Canyon, California||CFIT – Continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions|
|Ganapathi Thanikaimoni||India||1986||Palynologist||Pan Am Flight 73||Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan||Murdered on the ground by terrorists who hijacked the plane|
|Jacques Thibaud||France||1953||classical violinist||Lockheed Constellation||Nice, France||CFIT|
|Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson||United Kingdom||1930||British Secretary of State for Air||R101 disaster||Beauvais, France||Weather-related|
|June Thorburn||United Kingdom||1967||English actress||Iberia Airlines Flight 062
|Blackdown, Sussex, England||CFIT|
|Melanie Thornton||United States||2001||singer, member of La Bouche||Crossair Flight 3597||Bassersdorf, Switzerland||Deliberate descent below minimum descent altitude (Decision Height) without having the required visual contact to the approach lights or the runway.|
|Enoch Thulin||Sweden||1919||aeronautics industry leader, founder of AB Thulinverken||Thulin K||Landskrona, Sweden||Structural failure|
|Marta Traba||Argentina||1983||author||Aviaco Flight 134||Madrid, Spain||Collision resulting from runway incursion, caused by poor visibility and taxiway signage|
|Morris Maxey Titterington||United States||1928||aviator and engineer||Travel Air||Snyders, Pennsylvania, United States||Flew into mountain in bad weather|
|Mike Todd||United States||1958||film producer||Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar||Grants, New Mexico||Icing|
|Fritz Todt||Germany||1942||Nazi official||Junkers Ju 52||Rastenburg, Germany||Crashed after take-off|
|Rick Tolley||United States||1970||Marshall University football head coach||Southern Airways Flight 932||Huntington, West Virginia||Descent below Minimum Descent Altitude during a nonprecision approach under adverse operating conditions, without visual contact with the runway environment.|
|Peter Tomarken||United States||2006||former game show host, Press Your Luck||Beechcraft Beechcraft A36 Bonanza||Santa Monica Bay||engine failure after takeoff, due to maintenance error|
|Omar Torrijos||Panama||1981||Leader of the Panamanian Revolution (President)||de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter||Marta Hill, Coclesito, near Coclé province, Panama||Panamanian Air Force FAP-205 crash|
|John Tower||United States||1991||former US Senator from Texas||Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311||Brunswick, GA||Malfunction of the left engine propeller control unit.|
|Boris Trajkovski||Macedonia||2004||President of the Republic of Macedonia||Beechcraft 200 Super King Air||near Mostar||aircraft flew into mountain during approach to land in poor weather|
|Robert F. Travis||United States||1950||Brigadier general, U.S. Air Force||USAF Boeing B-29 Superfortress||Fairfield-Suisun Air Force Base, Fairfield, California||Attempted emergency landing due to runaway propellers and landing gear problems; see 1950 Fairfield-Suisun Boeing B-29 crash|
|Gennady Troshev||Russia||2008||military commander||Boeing 737||Perm, Russia||pilot error, see Aeroflot Flight 821|
|Curtis Turner||United States||1970||NASCAR driver||Aero Commander 500 Registration: N701X||Mahaffey, Pennsylvania||Engine failure on approach resulted in spin and subsequent crash; pilot impairment due to alcohol ingestion|
|Charles Ulm||Australia||1934||air pioneer, made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia||Airspeed Envoy||Pacific Ocean||Disappeared, body never recovered, presumed dead. Was flying between mainland United States and Hawaii during US-Australia record flight attempt.|
|Ritchie Valens||United States||1959||singer||Beechcraft Bonanza||Clear Lake, IA||Pilot error (VFR into IMC); Buddy Holly and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson also died in this accident (see The Day the Music Died).|
|Nick Vanos||United States||1987||NBA player for the Phoenix Suns||Northwest Airlines Flight 255||Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport||Flightcrew failed to deploy flaps/slats prior to takeoff resulting in stall|
|Alexis Vastine||France||2015||boxer||Eurocopter AS350||Villa Castelli, Argentina||collided in mid-air; see Villa Castelli helicopter collision|
|Stevie Ray Vaughan||United States||1990||guitarist and singer||Bell 206B JetRanger Registration: N16933||Elkhorn, Wisconsin||impact with hillside during fog/inclement weather|
|Aurel Vlaicu||Romania||1913||engineer, inventor, airplane constructor and early pilot||Vlaicu-2||Câmpina, Romania||in attempt to be the first to fly across the Carpathian Mountains|
|Lothar von Richthofen||Germany||1922||World War One ace pilot||LVG C.VI||Fuhlsbüttel, Germany|
|Joseph A. Walker||United States||1966||test pilot||Lockheed F-104 Starfighter||Barstow, California||Collided with North American XB-70 Valkyrie in a tight group formation for a publicity photo|
|John T. Walton||United States||2005||son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton||CGS Hawk Arrow||Jackson Hole, Wyoming||control failure due to maintenance error|
|George Welch||United States||1954||World War II Pearl Harbor and test pilot||North American F-100 Super Sabre||Edwards AFB||demonstration flight|
|Paul Wellstone||United States||2002||US Senator from Minnesota||Beechcraft A100 King Air||Eveleth, Minnesota||aircraft stalled and crashed during approach to land in snow|
|Peter Wentworth-Fitzwilliam||United Kingdom||1948||8th Earl FitzWilliam||de Havilland Dove||France|
|Oscar Westover||United States||1938||Major General, Chief of the United States Army Air Corps||Northrop A-17AS||Burbank, California||aircraft crashed in crosswind short of runway on landing approach|
|Walther Wever||Germany||1936||Generalleutnant, Chief of the Luftwaffe General Staff||Heinkel He 70||Dresden, Germany||aircraft crashed on takeoff due to maintenance error|
|Prince William of Gloucester||United Kingdom||1972||royalty||Piper PA-28R Arrow||near Wolverhampton Airport, England||aircraft he was piloting crashed immediately after take-off while he was participating in Goodyear Trophy Air Race|
|Arland D. Williams, Jr.||United States||1982||investment banker||Air Florida Flight 90||Washington, D.C. and Arlington County, Virginia||Atmospheric icing, Pilot error due to poor weather|
|Ernest Willows||United Kingdom||1926||Welsh airship pioneer||balloon||Hoo Park, Kempston, Bedford, England|
|Al Wilson||United States||1932||movie actor and stunt pilot||Curtiss Model D (replica)||Cleveland, Ohio||collision with autogyro at Cleveland Air Races|
|Orde Wingate||United Kingdom||1944||soldier and founder of the Chindits||North American B-25 Mitchell||India|
|Steve Wittman||United States||1995||aircraft designer and builder and air-race pilot||Wittman O&O (Experimental) Registration: N41SW||Stevenson, Alabama||In-flight break-up due to improperly installed wing fabric|
|Willem Witteveen||Netherlands||2014||Senator, legal scholar and author||Malaysia Airlines Flight 17||Hrabove, Ukraine||airliner shootdown|
|Donald Yenko||United States||1987||former racecar driver and owner and founder of Yenko Chevrolet||Cessna 210||Charleston, West Virginia||landing error|
|Lino Zanussi||Italy||1968||Businessman and appliance manufacturer||Piaggio PD-808 I-PIAI||San Sebastion, Spain||CFIT in bad weather|
|Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq||Pakistan||1988||President of Pakistan||Lockheed C-130 Hercules||near Bahawalpur, Pakistan||sabotage|
|Aleksandr Zuyev||Russia||2001||fighter pilot and Eastern Bloc defector||Yakovlev Yak-52||Bellingham, Washington||Aircraft failed to recover from an accelerated stall|
|Teori Zavascki||Brazil||2017||supreme court judge||Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90||Paraty, Rio de Janeiro||Under investigation.|
|Ricardo Boechat||Brazil||2019||Journalist||Bell 206B||São Paulo, São Paulo||Under investigation.|
|Name||Nationality||Year||Description of members||Flight/aircraft||Location||Cause/circumstances|
|Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J. P. Richardson||United States||1959||All three tourmates were killed, along with pilot Roger Peterson||Beechcraft Bonanza||Clear Lake, Iowa, United States||CFIT; see The Day the Music Died|
|Bar-Kays||United States||1967||Four of six members, including Ronnie Caldwell and Phalon Jones; also killed was soul singer Otis Redding||Beechcraft Model 18||Lake Monona, Madison, Wisconsin, United States||Cause undetermined|
|Chase||United States||1974||Four of eight band members were killed (Bill Chase, Walter Clark, John Emma and Wally Yohn)||Piper Twin Comanche||Jackson, Minnesota, United States||CFIT during landing descent|
|The Blackwood Brothers||United States||1954||Baritone singer and pilot R.W. Blackwood and bass singer Bill Lyles||Beechcraft Model 18||Clanton, Alabama, United States||Aircraft stalled during attempted landing|
|Lynyrd Skynyrd||United States||1977||Lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, and back-up singer Cassie Gaines||1977 Convair 240 crash||Northeast of Gillsburg, Mississippi, United States||Aircraft stalled due to fuel exhaustion during emergency landing attempt|
|Mamonas Assassinas||Brazil||1996||All five members were killed.||Learjet 25||Cantareira mountain range, Brazil||CFIT|
|Fanfarekorps Koninklijke Nederlandse Landmacht||Netherlands||1996||23 out of 37 band members of the Royal Netherlands Army Fanfare were killed.||Lockheed C-130 Hercules||Eindhoven Airport, Netherlands||Ingested birds in engine during approach; known as Herculesramp|
|Passion Fruit||Germany||2001||Two of the Eurodance trio died: Maria Serrano Serrano and Nathalie van het Ende.||Crossair Flight 3597||Bassersdorf, Switzerland||CFIT; crashed in hills short of runway during landing approach|
|Reba McEntire's band||United States||1991||Guitarist Chris Austin, backup singer Paula Kaye Evans, bassist Terry Jackson, bandleader Kirk Cappello, guitarist Michael Thomas, drummer Tony Saputo, and keyboardist Joey Cigainero||British Aerospace BAe 125||San Diego, California, United States||Pilot's failure to maintain proper altitude and clearance over mountainous terrain, and the copilot's failure to adequately monitor the progress of the flight|
|Name||Nationality||Year||Description of members||Flight/aircraft||Location||Cause/circumstances|
|Participants of the 60th National Defence Course||Finland||1978||15 fatalities, including 4 Members of the Parliament, 3 executives of governmental agencies, 3 business executives and 2 military commanders.||Douglas DC-3||Rissala, Finland||1978 Finnish Air Force DC-3 crash|
|National Assembly of the Republic of Poland||Poland||2010||President Lech Kaczyński; First Lady Maria Kaczyńska; Former president of the Republic of Poland in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski; Senator Janina Fetlińska; Stanisław Komorowski; Andrzej Kremer, Tomasz Merta and others||Tupolev Tu-154M||Smolensk North Airport, Smolensk||2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash|
|Name||Nationality||Year||Description of members||Flight/aircraft||Location||Cause/circumstances|
|Alianza Lima||Peru||1987||43 fatalities, including 16 players (several members of the Peru national football team during that time), Peru coach Marcos Calderon, staff, cheerleaders, and crewmembers, with the exception of one survivor (the plane pilot)||Fokker F27-400M||In the Pacific Ocean, six miles from Ventanilla, Callao, Peru||Malfunctioning indicator|
|Apex Motorsports||United Kingdom||2008||Three people total: team manager Richard Lloyd, driver David Leslie and a data engineer.||Cessna Citation 501||Farnborough, London||2008 Farnborough plane crash|
|Associação Chapecoense de Futebol||Brazil||2016||75 people died in the crash of which 45 were members of the Brazilian Soccer Team Chapecoense except Jakson Follmann, Neto and Alan Ruschel. It is the worst air crash in South America involving a sports team||LaMia Airlines Flight 2933||Medellín, Colombia||LaMia Airlines Flight 2933|
|Bulgarian rhythmic gymnastics women's team||Bulgaria||1978||Trainer Juliet Shishmanova, Rumyana Stefanova, Valentina Petrova Albena Kirilova, Snezhana Mikhailova and Popova Sevdalina.||Tupolev Tu-134||1978 Balkan Bulgarian Tupolev Tu-134 crash|
|Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club||United Kingdom||1974||346 fatalities, including 18 Members of Rugby Team||Turkish Airlines Flight 981 - McDonnell Douglas DC-10||Orly Airport, Paris, France||Decompression after a cargo door failed.|
|Cuban national fencing team||Cuba||1976||all 24 members of the team, trainers and the coach||Cubana Flight 455||Payne's Bay, Barbados||Bombing|
|Cal Poly San Luis Obispo||United States||1960||16 members of the American football team and six others||Cal Poly football team plane crash|
|Embassy Hill||UK||1975||six people total, including former F1 world champion Graham Hill, driver Tony Brise, team manager Ray Brimble, two mechanics and designer Andy Smallman.||Piper Aztec||Arkley||crashed on golf course while attempting to land at nearby Elstree Airfield in fog|
|University of Evansville basketball team||United States||1977||29 players, staff and fans||Douglas DC-3|
|Hendrick Motorsports||United States||2004||10 people associated with the team, including family, team crew, and pilots||2004 Hendrick Motorsports aircraft crash|
|Iowa State University cross country women's team||United States||1985||7 people associated with the team, including 3 runners, 3 coaches/staff, and pilots|
|Lokomotiv Yaroslavl||Russia||2011||36 players and head coach Brad McCrimmon||Yakovlev Yak-42||Near Yaroslavl, Russia||Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash|
|Manchester United||United Kingdom||1958||23 people total; including eight footballers: Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor, and Billy Whelan; coach Bert Whalley, trainer Tom Curry, and club secretary Walter Crickmer.||Airspeed Ambassador||Munich-Riem Airport||Munich air disaster|
|Marshall University football team||United States||1970||35 players, eight coaches, and 25 boosters||Southern Airways Flight 932|
|Oklahoma State University||United States||2001||ten people associated with men's basketball team (including two players)||Beechcraft Super King Air|
|Old Christians Club rugby team||Uruguay||1972||24 of 40 team members, basis for 1974 book Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors; survivors resorted to cannibalism||Fairchild FH-227||Andes||Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571|
|FC Pakhtakor Tashkent||Soviet Union||1979||17 players||Tupolev Tu-134||In the air above Dniprodzerzhynsk||1979 Ukraine Aeroflot mid-air collision|
|Puerto Rico national women's volleyball team||Puerto Rico||1970||most members of the team||Dominicana de Aviación McDonnell Douglas DC-9|
|Saskatchewan Roughriders||Canada||1956||five players returning from Vancouver||Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810|
|Colourful 11 football team|| Netherlands
|1989||fourteen players and a coach: Ruud Degenaar, Lloyd Doesburg, Steve van Dorpel, Wendel Fräser, Frits Goodings, Jerry Haatrecht, Virgall Joemankhan, Andro Knel, Ruben Kogeldans, Ortwin Linger, Fred Patrick, Andy Scharmin, Elfried Veldman, Florian Vijent and Nick Stienstra (coach)||Surinam Airways Flight PY764|
|A.C. Torino||Italy||1949||18 players, club officials, and journalists||Superga air disaster|
|U.S. Olympic boxing team||United States||1980||all team members except for Bobby Czyz, Marvis Frazier and Lee Roy Murphy||LOT Polish Airlines Flight 007|
|USAC officials||United States||1978||8 lead officials||Piper Navajo|
|U.S. Figure Skating team||United States||1961||all 18 skaters, coaches, and judges||Sabena Flight 548||Brussels, Belgium||Possible failure of flight controls|
|Wichita State University football team||United States||1970||31 players, coaches and supporters||Martin 4-0-4||Silver Plume, Colorado||Wichita State University football team plane crash|
|Zambia national football team||Zambia||1993||All 18 footballers, including Efford Chabala and Wisdom Mumba Chansa||de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo||Libreville, Gabon||Gabon air disaster|
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