Knute Rockne

Date: March 31, 1931
Location: Bazzar, Kansas
Aircraft: Fokker 10A Trimotor
Reg: NC-999
Airline: Trans Continental & Western Air
Flight No: 599
Fatalities: 8 : 8

Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne killed after his plane crashed into a wheat field. Wing-aileron flutter, brought about by moisture leaking into the wing's interior, weakening the glue that bonded the wooden spars.