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.
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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.
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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