The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash

Photo Courtesy: Jim McCrary/Getty Images

More than four decades after the fateful crash that ended Lynyrd Skynyrd's quickly rising music career, people still listen to their legendary hits. Their unique mix of rock and country rhythms and sounds made them a driving force in the rise of Southern rock as a band that stood out against the others.

Their talent and the promise of amazing things to come made their untimely demise all the more devastating for fans — especially when the circumstances of the crash left a mountain of unanswered questions. Find out why so many fans were left dazed and confused after this tragedy. Was the crash really a simple malfunction, or was it something that could have been avoided?