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JFK Jr. TriBeCa apartment up for auction for $2.5m by Sotheby's
The TriBeCa loft where John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette lived has been put on the market for $2.5 million. The Manhattan property is being sold by Sotheby's International Realty via sealed bid. -08/24/99

Biographies of the victims

JFK Jr.     John F. Kennedy Jr.
11/25/60 - 07/16/99

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Carolyn Bessette Kennedy     Carolyn Bessette Kennedy 01/07/66 - 07/16/99

-Obituary, biography
-Marriage to JFK Jr.
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Lauren Bessette     Lauren Bessette
11/65 - 07/16/99

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The Kennedy legacy
Kennedy Family Tree     This production by KRT Interactive provides the family tree and linneage of the Kennedy family.
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The crash of JFK Jr. was one in a history of tragedies to have befallen "America's First Family."

Many believed JFK Jr. the eventual inheritor of his father's mantle. -Story | RealVideo: JFK Jr.'s role

For a history of some of the tragedies with which the Kennedy families have dealt, Click here.

boston.com interactive
During the tragedy, boston.com posted messages ranging from thoughts on the accident to condolences for the families.

-Here's what was said

Boston.com also published several photo galleries during the week of the accident.

-The life of JFK Jr.
-Kennedy memorial service

   
 THE JFK JR. TRAGEDY

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"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 FLIGHT:
-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

THE SEARCH:
-FAA knew early
-FAA defense

CRASH SITE/RECOVERY:
-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 from ship
Three died instantly, coroner reports
A grieving family turns to one of its own for solace
Despite complaints, viewers watch in high numbers
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
Clinton 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 flight route
To younger generation, a regular-guy icon
Privately, a very private survivor grieves
A family's pain is felt across the nation
Ex-classmates, neighbors pray for Bessette sisters
Debris may provide clues to what went wrong
Commentary: theinequality of 2 searches
Resort's locals shaken by itsfamous family's latest tragedy

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



 


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