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Country Stars Who Died In Plane Crashes

Patsy-Cline
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On Sunday reality star and Mexican singing star Jenni Rivera was killed in a plane crash. It is always such a tragedy to have a voice silenced so young. Country music has had it’s share of tragedy in the air as well. Here are a few of the country voices that were taken away way too early due to airplane crashes.

March 5, 1963 Patsy Cline along with Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in a crash new Camden, Tennessee.

July 31, 1964 Jim Reeves was killed in a small plane in Nashville.

December 31, 1985 Rick Nelson died when his plane caught fire and crashed in Texas.

March 16, 1991 Reba’s band of 8 were killed in an air accident near San Diego.

October 12, 1997 John Denver died in a crash off the California coast.

Check out the timeless Patsy below.

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