John F Kennedy Jr Was Researching His Father's Death as Part of His Life's Goal, Claims Author John Koerner

A new podcast about the famous presidential family titled "Fatal Voyage: The Death of JFK Jr." was released on January 2 which details how John F. Kennedy allegedly believed that there was more to his father's death than met the eyes. 

On July 16, 1999, the son of the late American president John F. Kennedy's son, John F. Kennedy Jr., was scheduled to fly from Essex County Airport, New Jersey, to Martha’s Vineyard.

Although one of his flight instructors offered to accompany him, Kennedy insisted that he would fly the single-engine plane by himself. He had roughly 300 hours of flying experience and was pretty confident that he could fly the airplane into the hazy night. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy arrive at the annual John F. Kennedy Library Foundation dinner on May 23, 1999. | Source: Getty Images

John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy arrive at the annual John F. Kennedy Library Foundation dinner on May 23, 1999. | Source: Getty Images

Kennedy was accompanied by his wife, Carolyn Bessette, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette. He was supposed to drop off his sister-in-law at Martha's Vineyard and then he and his wife would take off to the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod’s Hyannis Port to attend the marriage of Rory Kennedy, the son of Robert F. Kennedy. 

After about an hour of piloting the Piper Saratoga, the aircraft came spiraling down before it crashed into the waters 8 miles away from Martha's Vineyard. 

John F. Kennedy Jr. at the Jackie Robinson Foundation dinner in 1999. | Source: Getty Images

John F. Kennedy Jr. at the Jackie Robinson Foundation dinner in 1999. | Source: Getty Images

The aircraft was recorded missing by family and friends. An intensive rescue operation was led by the Coast Guard along with the navy and airforce, but the missing plane was nowhere to be found. 

Civilians joined forced with the search team and after two days of relentlessly searching for the missing aircraft, all the involved parties gave up the hope of finding any survivors. Five days later, navy divers discovered the bodies of all the passengers which was lying 116 feet under the water. 

John F. Kennedy gives his wife Carolyn a kiss on the cheek during the annual White House Correspondents dinner on May 1,1999. | Source: Getty Images

John F. Kennedy gives his wife Carolyn a kiss on the cheek during the annual White House Correspondents dinner on May 1,1999. | Source: Getty Images

The cremated remains of the victims were buried at the sea the other day. One of the country's most admired family had lost their heir. It was especially sad because the Kennedy family had suffered a series of tragedies over the years which also involved the murder of John F. Kennedy

In a new podcast called "Fatal Voyage: The Death of JFK Jr.," reporter Leon Wagner explores the controversial and tragic death of  Kennedy Jr. and his wife.

John F. Kennedy Jr. with his wife Carolyn after Michael Kennedy's funeral in 1998. | Source: Getty Images

John F. Kennedy Jr. with his wife Carolyn after Michael Kennedy's funeral in 1998. | Source: Getty Images

According to him, Kennedy Jr. was keen to find out the truth behind his father's murder. Kennedy was shot while he was on his way to speak at a sold-out luncheon.  

The podcast claims that Kennedy Jr. believed that the murder of his father had been a part of a big conspiracy. "When he was 17 years old … He’s doing his own research," Wagner said. "He reads the books written at that time … there’s an article about there being three assassins. He was well-versed in the research on it."

President John F. Kennedy photographed in the Daily News color studio. | Source: Getty Images

President John F. Kennedy photographed in the Daily News color studio. | Source: Getty Images

Wagner also claimed that Kennedy Jr. was determined to find out who was behind the murder scheme if he became a president or a senator. "He was going to reopen the investigation, and then that’s when he died and that was obviously the end of it," he added.

The podcast noted that Kennedy Jr.'s aircraft mysteriously crashed after the "George" magazine, founded by Kennedy Jr. and Michael J. Berman, published an article about his father's murder. 

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