The Big Bopper                              Buddy Holly                                   Richie Valens                                            

Date: February 03, 1959
Location: Mason City, Iowa
Aircraft: Beechcraft Bonanza 35
Reg: N3794N
Airline: N/A
Flight No: N/A
Fatalities: 4 : 4

The wreckage of the Beechcraft Bonanza that killed Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper near Mason City, Iowa.  The accident was most likely caused by icing and the unwise decision of the pilot to fly into deteriorating weather conditions when he was not instrument rated.