WEB EXTRA JFK Jr death anniversary

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WEB EXTRA (CBS) — ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On the evening of July 16th, 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr. – son of President John F. Kennedy – died after the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha’s Vineyard.

His passengers, wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette, were also killed. A search for the bodies included the Navy, Coast Guard, and Air Force and lasted for five days.

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