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OCT 12: Today in 1997, John Denver perished when his plane crashed into Monterey Bay in California. He was the only person in the aircraft. Denver had over 2,700 hours of flying experience, but was not permitted to fly at the time of the crash due to a number of drunk driving arrests. He had no alcohol or drugs in his system when he died.
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