Coverage of the JFK Jr. Tragedy |
Following are key Post stories about the deaths of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette.
Saturday, July 31, 1999
Kennedy Plane Found to Be Fully Functional
The wreckage of John F. Kennedy’s single-engine aircraft shows no
evidence so far of physical malfunction or fire before it crashed into the
Atlantic Ocean, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.
Sunday, July 25, 1999
Camelot's Future: The Kennedy Generations
It is possible that John,
with his mystique and popularity, would have had the easiest shot at high
office. But there are others in the family whose chances are likely to come
Peaceful Memorial Celebrates Bessettes
Saturday, July 24, 1999
Family Memorializes Another JFK
The Kennedys and Bessettes were joined Friday by hundreds of friends in
remembering John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, in New York in
an intimate, song-filled Roman Catholic Mass attended by President and
Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Intense Scrutiny of Kennedys Continues
Friday, July 23, 1999
Kennedy, Bessettes Given Shipboard Rites
In an ancient naval ritual adapted to private grief, the Kennedys and
Bessettes entombed three loved ones Thursday in the plot of sea that
swallowed their fallen aircraft six nights ago.
New Yorkers Honor 'Prince of the City'
Thursday, July 22, 1999
Bodies of Kennedy, Bessettes Brought to Shore
Navy divers recovered the bodies of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and his sister-in-law from the wreckage of the Kennedy plane in seas southwest of Martha's Vineyard on Wednesday, ending the uncertainty for their families.
Missing the Camelot Connection
Death of a Celebrity: An American Ritual
Clintons Recall ‘Elegant and Eloquent’ JFK Jr.
Wednesday, July 21, 1999
Kennedy Friends Wonder: 'What If?'
The story of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s last 36 hours resonates with taunting questions: What if he had not had his cast removed on Friday? What if he had gotten out of the office earlier?
Ted Kennedy, Keeper of the Flame
Rory Kennedy: A Private Life
Opinion: Heir to Camelot
Opinion: 'The NRA of the Air'
Opinion: Rubles for John-John
Opinion: Mass Sentimentality
Tuesday, July 20, 1999
Kennedy's Plane Plummeted in Final 30 Seconds
As fresh ships and sensors gathered offshore to probe for wreckage, investigators released new data Monday that portrayed the final half-minute of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s doomed flight as an uncontrolled plunge into the sea.
In Tragedy’s Wake, a Public Outpouring
Opinion: JFK Jr. Was the Magnetic Son
Opinion: JFK Jr. Deserves No Blame
Monday, July 19, 1999
No Hope of Survivors, Admiral Tells Families
As hopes for a miracle darkened Sunday with the second day's setting sun, the search for John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and her sister narrowed to a sliver of the Atlantic Ocean just offshore from Martha's Vineyard.
The Bessettes' Double Disaster
Remarkable Risk-Takers: A Clan Chooses the Edge
Caroline's Life on Camelot's Quiet Side
Plane Data, Debris May Offer Crucial Clues
In George, Room for All Kinds of Views
A Doorstep Memorial
Sunday, July 18, 1999
JFK Jr. Feared Dead in Plane Crash
Rescuers were losing hope for finding John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren Bessette alive after debris from their small plane was found off Martha's Vineyard on Saturday.
The Flight Toward Martha's Vineyard
JFK Jr.: America's Crown Prince
The Kennedy Family Is America's Drama
JFK Jr.: The Media Magnate
Bessette Tried to Avoid Spotlight
Wedding Postponed; Mood Somber
On Martha's Vineyard, a Grim Vigil
Across Nation, a Sense of Disbelief
Flight Conditions Deemed Difficult
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