(Ten years ago today - a routine flight) In what started out as a routine flight to a cousins wedding, John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn and he
July 19, 2009

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(Ten years ago today - a routine flight)

In what started out as a routine flight to a cousins wedding, John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren Bessette went missing in the waters near Martha's Vineyard. Nothing seemed unusual at first. The flight was just late. But as the hours dragged by calls came in and a rescue attempt was mounted. And from that moment on, the news got grimmer and grimmer. In the end, the plane had gone down taking everyone on board.

And another chapter in the Kennedy family legacy came to a tragic close.

What's coming up is a capsulized version of those events, starting with initial reports on the morning of the 17th, a Pentagon Briefing and reports continuing in until the 20th of July when the search for survivors was called off and all were declared lost.

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