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Should Buddy holly plane crash investigation be re-opened?

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 8.37.02 PMNIT – The National Transportation Safety Board has received a petition to re-open the February 3, 1959 plane crash that took the life of rock ‘n roll legend Buddy Holly as well as the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and their 21-year-old pilot Roger Peterson.

The crash has been blamed on the ill-fated decision to fly on a cold, dark, snowy night but mostly on the inexperience of the pilot, Peterson. The crash report says that Peterson didn’t have enough experience in reading the instruments in the plane and likely became disoriented before crashing the plane about 5 miles north of Clear Lake.

Some, however, apparently want Peterson’s name cleared and the investigation re-opened.

What do you think? Would it be a waste of time to look into the crash again?

Read the original crash report here.

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