The NTSB Will Take Another Look at the Plane Crash That Took Lives of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens
(AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board could take another look at the February 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.
NTSB spokesman confirms to Billboard magazine it is reviewing a petition to reopen the investigation. That review could take several months.
New England pilot L.J. Coon submitted the petition, saying flight data involving the plane's rate of ascent, weight and balance could point out factors in the crash. That could clear the name of pilot Roger Peterson, who was also killed in the crash.
The now-defunct Civil Aeronautics Board blamed the crash on pilot error, with snow as a secondary cause.