John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.- lovingly referred to as “John John” or “JFK Jr.”- was perhaps the closest thing America could ever claim as a prince. Born into the most famous family in America, JFK Jr. would go on to live an intriguing life.
Son of former United States President John F. Kennedy, little John John quickly became a household name for all Americans. John tragically lost his father only three days before his third birthday, leaving him at the center of America’s empathy.
Nearly five years later, John’s uncle, Robert, was assassinated. John’s mother, Jackie Kennedy, believed that The Kennedy’s were a target.
As John grew up, he evolved into a beloved and honest man. He was adored by the media and appeared to have fans everywhere he went. When he was 36 years old, he married Carolyn Bessette. The two were married for less than three years when they were suddenly killed in a plane accident. Now, 19 years later, the mysterious death of JFK Jr., his wife, and her sister, is now being revealed.
For 19 years, people have not known the story of JFK Jr.’s death. According to the Smithsonian Channel, John F. Kennedy Jr.’s Piper Saratoga crashed en route to Martha's Vineyard on July 16, 1999. In a short film used to his fateful story, it’s revealed that JFK Jr.’s plane crashed into the ocean after he looked away from his engines and his plane went into an unforeseen turn.
While turning, John’s equilibrium was thrown off, causing major confusion between the direction he believed the plane was flying and the direction it was actually flying in. John’s former flight instructor, Tim O'Neill, revealed that John should have trusted his instruments rather than trusting himself, but he didn’t have the experience to trust the engines over his emotions. Before it was too late, the aircraft had begun flying down out of control and John, Carolyn, and Lauren were all killed.
Check out the video below to see the fateful rendition of what the Smithsonian really believes happened to the JFK Jr. Do you think this is how JFK Jr. really died? Let us know in the comments!