Remembering the Loss of Reba McEntire’s Band Members

Reba McEntire is familiar with the pain of sorrow and loss. The country music star was killed in an aeroplane crash in 1991 while performing, along with seven other band members and her tour manager. A private event in San Diego featured a performance by the famous person and her band on March 16, 1991. At Brown Field Municipal Airport, two aircraft were prepared to fly the band members to Fort Wayne, Indiana. , for the scheduled performance that follows.

The band members and tour manager took off, leaving McEntire, her manager Narvel Blackstock at the time, and her stylist Sandi Spika in San Diego for the evening. In a depressing 2012 interview with Oprah Winfrey, McEntire recalled what happened next. Only ten miles east of the airport, the first jet to depart crashed, while the second jet took off unharmed and made it to its destination.

Everyone on board died when the plane’s wingtip impacted a boulder on the edge of Otay Mountain, according to McEntire’s statement to Oprah. “As soon as we were informed, Narvel went to our pilot and informed him of the situation. ”.

“Around two or three in the morning, Narvel went back to the hotel room where I was. m. I inquired, “Are they OK?” He answered, “I don’t think so,” after stating that one of the planes had crashed. But are you unsure? I questioned. He answered, “I don’t believe so.”. “.