Famous People Who Died in Aviation Accidents
2010s


Images may be subject to copyright  Learn More

Date/Time Name / Group Age Notability Location Aircraft Details Notes
Apr 10, 2010
10:50
Lech Kaczynski
60, President of Poland
60 President of Poland Smolensk, Russia Tupolev 154M
101
90A837
The militiary jet crashed into a forest and broke-up while attempting to land in dense fog. The president's wife and 86 other high ranking government officials were killed. 96 killed. PHOTO
Aug 9, 2010
22:15
Ted Stevens
86, Former Senator from Alaska
86 Former Senator from Alaska Dillingham, Alaska

de Havalland Otter
N455A
The floatplane crashed on a mountainside in rain and fog. 5 of 9 aboard killed.  
Sep 2, 2011
17:48
Felipe Camiroagal,
Popular Chilian TV entertainer
44 Popular Chilian TV entertainer Juan Fernandez Island, Chile CASA C-212
966
The Chilian Air Force plane crashed 1 km the sea while attempting to land for a third time in strong winds. 21 killed. PHOTO
Sep 7, 2011
15:50
TLokomotiv Yaroslavl,
Russian ice hockey team
  Russian ice hockey team Yaroslavl, Russia

Yakovlev 42D
RA-42434
The plane failed to climb after takeoff and crashed into an antenna outside the airport perimeter and came to rest in the Volga River, 1km from the runway. 44 of 45 aboard killed. PHOTO
Feb 4, 2012
15:55
Michael de Gruy
60, American cinematographer
Andrew Wight
52, Australian TV producer

60

52
American cinematographer

Australian TV producer
Berry, NSW, Australia

Robinson R44 Raven II
The helicopter crashed soon after taking off from Jaspers Brush Airport. Both were working on a documentary for National Geographic. PHOTO
Apr 6, 2012
21:06
Jose Wejebe
54, Fishing show host on the Outdoor Channel
54 Host on the Outdoor Channel Fishing show Everglades City,
Florida
CA8-SF Exp
N548SF
The plane had just taken off when it crash landed in a field just off the runway and burst into flames. 1 killed.  
Dec 9, 2012
03:30
Jenni Rivera
43, Mexican-American singer
43 Mexican-American singer Near Iturbide, Mexico Learjet 25
N345MC
c
The charter jet crashed while en route from Monterey to Toluca Mexico. 7 killed. PHOTO
Jun 13, 2014
08:08
Dr. Richard Rockefeller
65, great grandson of John D. Rockefeller
65 Great grandson of John D. Rockefeller White Plains, New York Piper PA-46-500TP
N5335R
Struck a tree while attempting to takeoff in fog and poor visibility. 1 killed.  
Mar 9, 2015 Alexis Vastine

Camille Muffat
28

25
French boxer

French swimmer. Olympic gold medalist
Villa Castelli, 
Argentina
Eurocopter AS350 Collided with another helicopter in midair. PHOTO
Mar 24, 2015 Maria Radner

Oleg Bryjak
34

54
German opera singer

Ukranian baratone oper singer
Prads-Haute-Bléone, France German Wings
Flight 9525
Airbus 330
D-AIPX
Controlled descent into the ground. All 150 aboard killed. PHOTO
Jun 22, 2015
09:30
James Horner
61, American film composer
61 American film composer Near Cuyana, California Short PLC S312 Tucano MK1
N206PZ
Crashed while piloting his plane near Santa Barbara. 1 killed.  
Aug 28, 2016
21:00
Darrell Ward
52, Star of cable channel TV show "Ice Road Truckers"
52 Star of cable channel TV show "Ice Road Truckers" Near Rock Creek, Montana Cessna 182
N9936T
Crashed and caught fire on a highway. 2 killed.  
Oct 13, 2016
21:36
Jim Prentice
60, former Alberta premier
60 Canadian former Alberta premier Winfield, British Columbia, Canada Cessna 500 Citation I
C-GTNB
Crashed 8 minutes after taking off. 4 killed.  
Nov 28, 2016
22:00
Chapecoense soccer team
  Sports team Union, Colombia Avro RJ-85
CP-2933
Crashed in mountainous terrain. 71 killed. PHOTO
Dec 7, 2016
Junaid Jamshed
52, famous Pakistani singer
52 Famous Pakistani singer Near Havlien, Pakistan ATR-42-500
PIA
CP-293
AP-BHO
Crashed into mountains after running out of fuel. 37 killed,  
Dec 25, 2016 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble choir   Russian choir Near Ader, Russia Tupolev 154B-2
RA-85572
Crashed into the Black Sea soon after taking off from Ader. 92 killed. PHOTO
Sep 08, 2017 Troy Gentry
50, country western singer
50 American country western singer Medford, New Jersey Schweitzer 269C
N2091E
7
Crashed while taking a short sightseeing trip around the airport resort he was to perform at. 2 killed. PHOTO
Nov 07, 2017 Roy Halladay
40, former MLB pitcher who twice won the Cy Young award.
40 Former MLB pitcher who twice won the Cy Young award. Off Holiday, Florida Icon A5
N922BA
00022
Crashed in shalllow water in the Gulf of Mexico. 1 killed. PHOTO
Jan 21,2019 Emiliano Sala
29, Argentine soccer player
28 Argentine soccer player English channel Piper PA-46310P
N264BD
Crashed into the English Channel, 8 miles northwest of Alderney in adverse weather conditons. 2 killed.  
May 27,2019 Gabriel Diniz
28, Brazilian singer and song writer.
28 Brazilian singer and song writer. Porto de Mato, Brazil Piper PA-28-180 Archer
PT-KLO
Crashed into a mangrove swamp. 3 killed. PHOTO
Jul 4, 2019 Chris Cline
60, Billionaire philanthropist
60 Billionaire philanthropist Grand Cay Bahamas AgustaWestland AW139
N32DCC
Helicopter crased off Grand Cay. 7 killed.  
Sep 15,2019
14:00
Mike Stefanik 61 Champion NASCAR racer Sterling Connecticut Aero Works Aerolite 103 The single passenger small aircraft he was pilotiing crashed into a wooded area soon after taking off.  







Return to Famous Index


Copyright ©1997-2019 PlaneCrashInfo.com