The podcast Fatal Voyage: The Death of JFK Jr focuses on the life and tragic death of John F. Kennedy Jr, claiming to have new information regarding the circumstances regarding his untimely passing in 1999.
John Jr.’s history and the heartbreaking accident which killed him are the subjects of the investigative podcast, which attempts to dig further into the circumstances regarding the fatal crash that took the life of the son of former President John F. Kennedy and Jaqueline Onassis, as well as his wife, Carolyn Bessette, and her sister Lauren.
“One fateful night John F. Kennedy Jr. boarded a private plane with his wife and sister-in-law, flying to his cousin’s wedding. Only, they never made it,” the synopsis of the new series begins, promising new details about the incident over the course of 12 weeks. The series is hosted by former homicide detective Colin McLaren.
This is the third installment of an ongoing podcast series that has already featured investigations into the deaths of actress Natalie Wood and the circumstances surrounding the death of Princess Diana of Wales.
The aircraft John Jr. was piloting mysteriously crashed into the ocean while he was flying to Martha’s Vineyard from an airport in Essex County, New Jersey, in 1999. He planned to drop off his sister-in-law Lauren before heading to his cousin Rory Kennedy’s wedding in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, with his wife. He was piloting his new plane, a single-engine Piper Saratoga.
McLaren has promised to address all the theories that have surrounded the deaths. Additionally, he says that the podcast will reveal new information that sheds light on what caused John Jr. to lose control of the plane, plunging them all into the ocean that fateful July evening.
Immediately after the plane crash, authorities hoped that the three had survived. But, just days after, when aircraft debris was discovered in the Atlantic Ocean, officials realized that the search for those missing had changed from a search and recovery to a death investigation.
On the afternoon of July 21, 1999, the bodies of the victims were discovered on the ocean floor by divers. All three were still strapped into their plane seats.
While it was later concluded that pilot error was the cause of the crash, the podcast is slated to shed new light on the night of the accident and its subsequent investigation.
The death of John Jr. captivated Americans, who felt a great loss over John Jr.’s sudden and untimely death and wanted clear answers as to what happened that fateful evening.
The official site for the podcast explains that the series will also uncover the dark side of the Kennedy clan, from scandals and coverups to John Jr.’s rocky marriage with Carolyn Bessette. One such incident are the circumstances regarding an elaborate kidnapping plot that forced John Jr. into hiding.
The first episode of Fatal Voyage: The Death of JFK Jr. drops on Wednesday.