Go Back > Urban Legends > Entertainment

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05 August 2007, 02:06 AM
snopes's Avatar
snopes snopes is offline
Join Date: 18 February 2000
Location: California
Posts: 109,448
Airplane Ricky Nelson's death

Comment: Were Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Ricky Nelson and his band freebasing cocaine when their plane caught fire, causing a fatal crash?
Reply With Quote
Old 05 August 2007, 03:18 AM
Eddylizard's Avatar
Eddylizard Eddylizard is offline
Join Date: 15 June 2006
Location: Tonbridge, Kent, UK
Posts: 17,857

The NTSB report (PDF) gives the cause of ignition as undetermined.

Oddly I have found this embellished version which blames it on a faulty heater.
Reply With Quote
Old 05 August 2007, 01:19 PM
Ramblin' Dave's Avatar
Ramblin' Dave Ramblin' Dave is offline
Join Date: 11 May 2005
Location: Singapore
Posts: 13,120

Nelson's friends are adamant that he never would have freebased. I suppose that's what you'd expect from a loyal friend, but they just might be right.
Reply With Quote
Old 05 August 2007, 05:21 PM
Posts: n/a

Also if I remember correctly the plane in question was made from a magnisum compound because alunium was running out when the plane was made.
Reply With Quote
Old 08 August 2007, 12:03 PM
Posts: n/a

I do recall at the time newpaper reports that Ricky and his girlfriend have traces of drugs in their system at the time of their death. Don't remember what type of drugs.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.