Rocky Marciano

Date: August 31, 1969
Location: Newton, Iowa
Aircraft: Cessna 172H
Reg: N3149X
Airline: N/A
Flight No: N/A
Fatalities: 3: 3

The wreckage of a Cessna 172 in which boxer Rocky Marciano and two others were killed when it  crashed in Newton, Iowa. The pilot, who was not instrument rated and had minimum night flying experience, took off  at night despite warnings of a building storm front. Marciano was hitching a ride home to a planned birthday party.