John F Kennedy Jr's 1999 Plane Crash Allegedly Wasn't an Accident, Says Author John Koerner in New Podcast

A recent podcast claimed that the death of John F. Kennedy and his traveling companions was not an accident as "there was no rain."

John F. Kennedy and his wife, Carolyn Bessette, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, lost their lives in a fatal aircraft crash that occurred on July 16, 1999. 

Decades after the tragic incident, the controversies around the cause of death remains. While some consider it a tragic accident, one podcast suggests that the assumption was not valid.

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

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

The podcast titled "Fatal Voyage: John F. Kennedy Jr. Case Solved" examined the events and concluded that the crash was not a product of pilot error. 

In episode 10 of the controversial podcasts, John Koerner argued that external forces were involved as the pilot was a "very meticulous pilot" and had "been flying for a long time." John Hankey added:

"There was no rain, there was no fog, it was fine. And in fact, people on the ground confirm this … So we can rule out any bad weather. There were no conditions that could have caused disorientation."

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

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

US magazine, in their report, gave a summary of the proceeding events. The junior Kennedy and his flight companions were flying to Massachusetts for his cousin Rory Kennedy's wedding.

The plane never arrived in time for the wedding. It was declared missing, and a search party was organized. On July 21, 1999, five days after takeoff, divers found bodies of the group members at the bottom of the Atlantic.

He described it as "the curse of power."

John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette pose for a picture at the Annual Fundraising Gala on March 9, 1999, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette pose for a picture at the Annual Fundraising Gala on March 9, 1999, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.

The report stated that the official cause of the crash was an error by the pilot, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. It is this official claim that the podcast rejects.

In episode three of the podcast, titled "John Boy's Path (The Good Years)," the author of "Exploding the Truth: JFK Assassination" claimed the deceased was under immense pressure. The podcast featured Doug Wead who said:

"Before her death, she sent him a note that said, 'You especially have a place in history.' He had to have felt that all his life, even though she never said it." 

John F. Kennedy Jr. with his wife Carolyn after Michael Kennedy's funeral in Massachusetts on March 1, 1998. | Source: Getty Images.

John F. Kennedy Jr. with his wife Carolyn after Michael Kennedy's funeral in Massachusetts on March 1, 1998. | Source: Getty Images.

Colin McLaren chose to focus on the seeming coincidences in the second episode of the "Fatal Voyage: John F. Kennedy Jr. Case Solved" podcast. There, he focused on the so-called "Kennedy Curse."

In that episode, John Koerner also made an appearance. He claimed there was "something psychological" about the tragedies that visited each generation of the Kennedy family. He described it as "the curse of power."

The podcast host, Colin McLaren, revealed that the rumors started following the assassination of President John Kennedy, which some believe was a product of a conspiracy— including JFK Jr.

The rumors took on flesh when the junior Kennedy's uncle, Bobby Kennedy was killed following his success at the California presidential primary. Whether the deaths are due to conspiracies or sheer risky behavior is a debate that might last a long time.

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