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This is a list of notable human fatalities resulting from aviation accidents and incidents. Many of these famous people who died in plane crashes were taken too soon and had a promising career and life in front of them. Over 300 celebrities, historical figures, actors, singers, and other famous people have tragically died in an airplane accidents, leaving great work behind in many cases.

Who is the most famous person who died in a plane crash? The death of singer Aaliyah in a 2001 plane crash was just one of many notable celebrity deaths due to a plane crash. While commercial and private air travel is generally safe today, some of the famous people on this list were test pilots, who died testing new aircraft technology. And even today, anything can happen. In the event a plane crash does occur, it is always tragic when lives are lost.

For more specific lists about other aircraft related deaths, see Sports Teams Killed in Airplane Crashes and Rock Stars and Bands Killed in Airplane Crashes.
James Horner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Plane Crashes
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Film composer and musician

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Actor, Composer, Orchestrator

Credits: Titanic, Braveheart, Avatar, Aliens, The Amazing Spider-Man, + more

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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Plane Crashes
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Actress, singer, model & dancer

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Age: Died at 22 (1979-2001)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Model, Actor, Singer, Dancer

Credits: Boyhood, Anastasia, Romeo Must Die, Doctor Dolittle

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#11 on The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 30

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#37 on The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

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Michael J. Adams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Plane Crashes
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Test pilot

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Age: Died at 37 (1930-1967)

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Astronaut

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Adolf II, Prince of Schaumburg... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Plane Crashes
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Royalty

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Age: Died at 53 (1883-1936)

Birthplace: Stadthagen, Germany

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