Kennedys sell George stake
Hachette Filipacchi Magazines has agreed to buy the remainder of George, the political magazine founded by the late John F. Kennedy Jr., from the Kennedy family for an undisclosed amount.
NTSB chairman vents on media
James Hall, the National Transportation Safety Board chairman who had chilly relations with reporters in the days following the crash of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s airplane, strongly chastised the media today for its constant pursuit of controversial and startling stories.
Biographies of the victims
The Kennedy legacy
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The crash of JFK Jr. was one in a history of tragedies to have befallen "America's First Family."
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boston.com interactive-Here's what was said
During the tragedy, boston.com posted messages ranging from thoughts on the accident to condolences for the families.
Boston.com also published several photo galleries during the week of the accident.-The life of JFK Jr.
-Kennedy memorial service
"A grim search" read the headline in the Boston Globe the morning after the morning after plane belonging to the successor of John F. Kennedy's legacy was due to arrive on Martha's Vineyard along with his wife and her sister in a private plane bound for the Kennedy family compound. They party was to attend a wedding.
The call came into the FAA at 2 a.m. on July 17, four hours after JFK Jr.'s Piper Saratoga II was due to arrive with wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister, Lauren Bessette.
It would be four wrenching days after that tragic night that the bodies of the three and an 8-10 foot section of the fuselage in which they were found would be recovered from a watery grave, on rippled sand 116 feet below the surface, roughly 7 miles off Martha's Vineyard.
Here's some of the key details about what happened:
-The plane: Piper Saratoga II
-General flight description
-Map of route, Graphic
-Plane fell very fast | Graphic
-JFK Jr. wasn't fully qualified
-Party was in a rush
-FAA knew early
-Where, how plane was recovered
-Recover site, Graphic
-Camera was key to recovery
-BY BOSTON.COM STAFF
Coverage of the tragedy from the Boston Globe
July 24, 1999
-Sen. Kennedy Eulogy: 'So like his father'
-Real anguish for a life made mythic
-A man with 'every gift but length of years'
-Plane recovery is completed; review to begin
July 23, 1999
Thousands in NYC mourn
Kennedy in `people's Mass'
Kennedy, Bessette ashes cast
Three died instantly, coroner
A grieving family turns to one
of its own for solace
Despite complaints, viewers watch in high
In saturation coverage, some
see rare common focus
Across America, a loss of
youth and promise
Church, military granted
leeway for ceremony
Expansive naval aid tied to
family's service to US
overlooked two previous
White House visits
July 22, 1999
Bodies of 3 are recovered
Public grieves for Kennedy
Yet another sad journey for family patriarch
Once again, the youngest brother bears a family's sorrow
Thousands leave pieces of selves on his steps
Remote-control camera was key to discovery
Breaking news brings out best and worst of local news
Extra search effort was `the right thing'
July 21, 1999
Pinpoint hunt, but no recovery
Faith a sustaining force for Kennedy family
Plumbing a rush to mourn celebrity icons
JFK Jr. kept his charitable work private
A recipe for disaster: thedesire to get home
Some defend handling of first call on flight delay
Divers concentrating on area off Gay Head Light
Despite modern equ
ipment, tedious, confusing process
Coverage boosts cablenews ratings
July 20, 1999
Plane fell fast, probe finds
Early alert to FAA was given no heed
"Unspeakable grief and sadness"
'The embodiment of...passion for life'
President expresses grief for Kennedy
July 19, 1999
Coast Guard say no chance that Kennedy party alive
Second-guessing along the
To younger generation, a
Privately, a very private survivor grieves
A family's pain is felt across the nation
Ex-classmates, neighbors pray for Bessette
Debris may provide clues to what went wrong
Commentary: theinequality of 2 searches
Resort's locals shaken by itsfamous family's
July 18, 1999
John F. Kennedy Jr., wife, feared dead
Officials: Plane ditched, passengers presumed dead
At Kennedy compound family hopes for best, fears worst
Family overshawdowed by a litany of tragedy
Were conditions, plane too much for JFK Jr.?
Kennedy told interviewer he's not scared to fly
Reaction in Mass. is shock, sadness
New York mourns one of its own
In London, news provokes disbelief, sympathy
Shribman: Another blow for Kennedy family
Jurkowitz: From the media, a tragic sense of deja vu
Heir to Camelot didn't revel in spotlight, didn't shun it either
For Bessette Kennedy, marriage meant life in a fishbowl
Jack, Jackie's children had taken Kennedy's legacy
From the Globe archives
JFK Jr.'s marriage
From shy student to accomplished celebrity wife