The Terrifying, Deadly Plane Crash In Mississippi That Will Never Be Forgotten

Overall, rural Mississippi is a rather uneventful place. However, in 1977, Gillsburg, MS made national headlines when Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane crashed into a wooded area just outside the tiny town. Following the tragic accident, residents quickly sprang into action, helping in any way they could. And though it’s been 40 years, neither the band or first respondents have forgotten the harrowing details of that deadly night.

Watch the video below for firsthand accounts from the local heroes who assisted with rescue efforts.

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