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.
Do you remember hearing about this plane crash? Did you live near the crash site? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.
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