Lynyrd Skynyrd band

Date: October 20, 1977
Location: Near Gillsburg, Mississippi
Aircraft: Convair CV-300
Reg: N55VM
Airline: L & J Company
Flight No:  
Fatalities: 26:6

The plane, chartered by the Lynyrd Skynyrd band, crashed after running out of fuel. Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, 29, guitarist Stevie Gaines, back up vocalist Cassie Gaines and assistant manager Dean Kilpatrick of the Lynyrd Skynyrd band killed. Several other members of the band were seriously injured.