What Happened To Lynyrd Skynyrd Band?
Lynyrd Skynyrd played at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, three days after their album Street Survivors album on October 20, 1977.
They boarded a Convair CV-240 plane bound for Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for a performance at Louisiana State University. Near the end of the flight, the plane's fuel ran out.
When the pilots realized they didn't have enough fuel, they attempted to navigate to McComb Airport, but quickly realized they wouldn't make it.
The plane attempted an emergency landing in an open field about 300 yards from where the plane eventually went down as a last resort.