Ricky Nelson

Date: December 31, 1985
Location: De Kalb, Texas
Aircraft: Douglas DC-3
Reg: N711Y
Airline: Private
Flight No: -
Fatalities: 9 : 7

Remains of a DC-3 in which Ricky Nelson and members of his Stone Canyon band were killed. Smoke in the cockpit and cabin from a faulty cabin heater caused the pilots to make a crash landing in a field.