Famous People Who Died in Aviation Accidents

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Date/Time Name / Group Age Notability Location Aircraft Details Notes
Jan 26, 2020
Kobe Bryant
41 NBA basketball star Calabasas, California Sikorsky S-76B
The helicopter crashed in hilly terrain. Nine killed. Spacial disorientation after entering cloud.  
Apr 23, 2021 Bill Whittington
71 Retired race car driver Winslow, Arizona Swearingen SA-226-T
Impacted terrain under unknown conditions. Two killed.  
Nov 5, 2021 Marilia Mendonca
26 Brazilian singing star Piedade de Caratinga, Brazil Beechcraft King Air
Died while flying in an air taxi on the way to a concert. The aircraft hit power lines while attempting to land. Five killed.  
Dec 15,2021 Jose Angel Hernandez
(Flow La Movie)
38 Puerto Rican music producer Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Gulfstream IV
Encountered problems after taking off and circled Santo Domingo before attempting an emergency landing where it crashed near the runway.  
Feb 8, 2022 Josh Neuman 22 American skateborder Near Reykjavik, Iceland Cessna 172 Crashed into lake Thingvallavatn while on a sightseeing flight. Four killed.  

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