July 7, 2000 |
John F. Kennedy Jr. turned down an offer by one of his flying instructors to accompany him the night of his doomed flight to Martha's Vineyard, saying that he "wanted to do it alone," federal investigators reported Thursday.
June 23, 2000 |
Federal investigators have concluded pilot error caused the plane crash that killed John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and his sister-in-law, NBC News reported Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board is finalizing its report, which is expected to be released in the next several weeks, according to the network.
June 20, 2000 |
In his 38 years of life, John F. Kennedy Jr. was the target of at least three kidnapping threats--the latest just four years before he died in a plane crash, according to FBI records released Monday. The first one, confirmed by the U.S. government, occurred more than two decades ago when Kennedy was still in elementary school. The 162 newly released records, which Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, contain sketchy details about two more threats.
September 25, 1999 |
The late John F. Kennedy Jr. left his personal effects to the children of his sister, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, according to his will, made public Friday. The will, signed by Kennedy on Dec. 19, 1997, states the value of his property as "greater than $1 million." Kennedy's wealth has been estimated at $50 million. Kennedy, his wife, Carolyn Bessette, and her sister Lauren Bessette were killed when the plane he was piloting plunged into the Atlantic Ocean July 16.
September 25, 1999 |
After months of speculation, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines said Friday that it is committed to keeping John F. Kennedy Jr.'s George magazine alive, if it can acquire majority ownership of the struggling political publication. George is a joint venture of the magazine chain and Random Ventures, Kennedy's company. In recent weeks, representatives of the Kennedy family and the publishing firm have been discussing the magazine's future.
August 30, 1999 |
President Clinton began another day of vacation and politics in East Hampton, N.Y., by helping to commemorate the late John F. Kennedy Jr. The president and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, visited the home of international venture capitalist Alan Patricof, where they posed for pictures for the October issue of George magazine, the magazine Kennedy founded. Kennedy was killed last month with his wife and her sister in a plane crash.