Site hosted by Angelfire.com: Build your free website today!

Otis Redding: The NTSB Report

Otis Redding

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

Recovering the wreckage.

FILE 2-1109

DATE 67/12/10

TIME 1525

LOCATION Madison, Wis

AIRCRAFT DATA Beech H18

N390R

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

FACTOR(S)

MISCELLANEOUS ACTS, CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER

REMARKS- ACFT CRASHED IN LAKE 3 MILES FROM RNWY. LEFT ENG AND PROP NOT RECOVERED.