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John F. Kennedy Jr. plane crash

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John F. Kennedy Jr. was an American lawyer, journalist, magazine publisher, and the son of President John F. Kennedy. On the evening of July 16, 1999, Kennedy died when the airplane he was flying crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 7.5 miles (12.1 km) west of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Kennedy's wife, Carolyn Bessette, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, were also on board and died. The Piper Saratoga light aircraft had departed from New Jersey's Essex County Airport, and its intended route was along the coastline of Connecticut and across Rhode Island Sound to Martha's Vineyard Airport.
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