"HE HAD EVERY GIFT BUT LENGTH OF YEARS"
JFK Jr. was at the controls of his Piper Saratoga II when it went down off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The small airplane, which seats six and has a single engine, was manufactured by Piper Aircraft.
A NTSB investigation found the most likely cause of the crash was pilot "spacial disorientation" along with the haze and darkness of the night.
"I no longer dwell on what might have been. It's enough of a struggle finding life at the end of the tunnel and knowing that eventually you'll come out on the other side. You can't mourn the dead forever. Don't glamorize them or demonize them....As John used to say, life is for the living."
"Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love and Loss, by Rosemarie Torenzio, Gallery Books, 2012.
"The Bessettes' Double Disaster," by Ann Gerhart and Robin Givhan, Washington Post, July 19, 1999, www.washingtonpost.com/
*John F. Kennedy, Jr. (1960-1999) was born at Georgetown University Hospital. He was called "John John" growing up in the White House.
JFK Jr. graduated from Brown University in 1983 and earned his law degree from the New York School of Law.
**Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy (1966-1999) was born in White Plains, NY and grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. She graduated from Boston University in 1988 and worked as a publicist for Calvin Klein.
John F. Kennedy, Jr.