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31/12/1985 Ricky Nelson is killed when his aircraft crashes in Texas

Eric Nelson was an American actor, musician, and songwriter. He was on the tour and boarded a chartered DC-3 in Alabama with his fiancee and five other people, bound for a New Year’s Eve appearance in Dallas. Shortly before reaching Dallas, the cabin of the plane filled with smoke due to a fire of undetermined origin. The plane crashed in a wooded area.


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