Letter to the Editor

'The Day the Music Died' crash

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The subject article about L.J. Coon wanting the NTSB to reopen the investigation into “The Day the Music Died” aircraft accident contains a couple of glaring errors that will give Mr. Coon no credibility with his effort to get he NTSB to act.

The aircraft was a 1947 Beechcraft model 35 Bonanza. That plane has a fuel capacity of 40 gallons — not 250 gallons. Also it was not retrofitted with a V tail, that aircraft came standard as delivered with a V tail.

I realize the Daily Reporter just published the article as received and was not responsible for these major errors.

— Bill Hemme, Spencer