The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash Site – In Pictures & Maps


Of the 26 passengers and crew on board the doomed flight, there were 20 survivors. You can read more about it here.

Let’s look at some images now.

There were 26 people crammed on this old model of Corvair, a reliable plane, and many are still in service today. The band just ran out of fuel. Their version of the plane was white with blue stripes.

The Convair CV-300 itself had been inspected by members of Aerosmith's flight crew for possible use in the early summer of 1977, but was rejected because it was felt that neither the plane nor the crew were up to standards.

The Convair CV-300 itself had been inspected by members of Aerosmith’s flight crew for possible use in the early summer of 1977, but was rejected because it was felt that neither the plane nor the crew were up to standards.

Aerosmith’s assistant chief of flight operations Zunk Buker tells of seeing pilots McCreary and Gray trading a bottle of Jack Daniel’s back and forth while he and his father were inspecting the plane.

The plane crashed here:

The red marker is the spot. It's 5 miles from I-55 which I have driven by many times to visit family.

The red marker is the spot. It’s 5 miles west of I-55 which I have driven by many times to visit family in Jackson.

Let’s zoom in, shall we:

Considering the eyewitness accounts and what’s in the area, I think I found the farmhouse where members of the band sought help… Top is North. Bottom is South… It’s been almost 40 years, but I think that’s the only house in the area during that time. There is a different brown house outside the upper left of the green circle, but seems like too many woods are in the way… witness stated: “quarter mile through pasture and woods”…

 

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All told, it’s a really beautiful area with green fields, trees, woods and rolling hills. Mississippi is like that. Google it and check it out for yourself. If you have any info to lend or correct, post here or e-mail me. Thanks for looking.

Read More:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_Convair_CV-300_crash

Photos and Interviews from the crash

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