Otis Redding: The NTSB Report
Otis Redding was an incredible soul singer and charismatic performer. On 10 December 1967, the plane that was carrying Redding and his backing group, The Bar-Kays, crashed into Lake Monoma in Wisconsin. There was one survivor (Ben Cauley of the Bar-Kays). For details of Redding's career and information about the fatal plane crash, visit the Otis Redding Tribute.
NTSB Identification: CHI68A0053
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Event occurred Sunday, December 10, 1967 in MADISON, WI
Aircraft: BEECH H18, registration: N390R
Recovering the wreckage.
LOCATION Madison, Wis
AIRCRAFT DATA Beech H18
Damage - Destroyed
INJURIES F S M/N -
CR- 1 0 0
PX- 6 0 1
OT- 0 0 0
FLIGHT Noncommercial, Corp/Exec
PILOT DATA Fl. Instr., Age 26, 1290 Total Hours, 118 In Type, Instrument Rated
NAME OF AIRPORT - TRUAX
TYPE OF ACCIDENT - UNDETERMINED
PHASE OF OPERATION - LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
PROBABLE CAUSE(S) - MISCELLANEOUS - UNDETERMINED
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS, CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
REMARKS- ACFT CRASHED IN LAKE 3 MILES FROM RNWY. LEFT ENG AND PROP NOT RECOVERED.