Remembering Buddy Holly. This report was never received by their pilot. All three passengers were thrown clear of the wreckage, while the pilot remained strapped into his seat. Home News.
The plane had hit the ground at high speed with its nose down. These documents contain explicit descriptions of the men's injuries. A search for the men began after Peterson failed to file a flight plan from the air as he had said he would.
The report describes where and in what position the bodies were found after after the crash. Anniversaries , Letter. Regardless of the contradictions, around 12: Since 1979, fans of Holly, Valens, and Richardson have been gathering for annual concerts at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, in the memory of the early departed artists.
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The pathologist found that Peterson died of multiple injuries. Rockers Who Died at Age 27. In an effort to make their journey more comfortable, they found a school bus and continued with the tour. Buddy Holly.
Get the scoop on some of the key signatures, or explore the walls on your own. On Feb. Peterson was the only victim of the crash on whom an autopsy was performed at the time of the crash. News about the terrible accident spread fast and soon reached the families of the victims.