It's Been Five Years Since JFK, Jr. Was Killed By A Conspiracy Involving The CIA, Mob, FBI
Hard to believe it's been five years since John F. Kennedy, Jr. was killed by a vast conspiracy involving the CIA, Mob, FBI, Bush administration, the vast right-wing conspiracy against the Clintons, Dr. Ruth, the ghost of LBJ, Castro, and the KGB. We all miss you John John.
Five-Year Anniversary Of Kennedy Plane Crash Arrives
JFK Jr., Wife, Sister-In-Law Die Off Martha's Vineyard
POSTED: 10:09 am EDT July 16, 2004
UPDATED: 12:23 pm EDT July 16, 2004
BOSTON -- It's been five years since the tragic plane accident that took the lives of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette.
Since then, there have been investigations, provocative tell-all books and many, many quiet remembrances.
It was a hot, hazy summer night on the East Coast when a tiny Piper Saratoga airplane went missing off the island of Martha's Vineyard.
It would not be until the next morning that the nation would learn the shocking news: the pilot of the small plane presumed to be lost at sea was John F. Kennedy Jr.
Search and rescue teams frantically combed the waters as hope faded and the country braced for the loss of yet another Kennedy.
The three bodies were recovered five days later, still strapped to their seats in the wrecked fuselage of the plane beneath 116 feet of water.
On the night Kennedy's plane plunged into the sea, the weather was poor. Visibility was limited by haze and rapidly fading daylight. The investigation determined that he had become disoriented during the flight and entered a "dead-man's" spiral.
Kennedy, his wife and her sister died instantly as the plane struck the water.
On July 23, only a week after his fated flight, Kennedy's cremated remains, along with his wife's and her sister's, were scattered by his uncle, Mass. Sen. Ted Kennedy, his sister, Caroline, and other family members from the deck of a Navy destroyer back into the ocean -- not far from where he had plummeted to his death.
From his childhood adventures with his father to his promise-filled days of adulthood, Kennedy was always the dashing embodiment of the bright hope for the next generation of Kennedys.
The nation mourned for weeks after. The steps to his apartment in New York were covered with tribute and remembrance.
The torch -- which had been passed to the next generation of Kennedys -- now burns a bit less brightly.
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