Singer-songwriter Jim Croce killed in a plane crash 40 years ago this hour (1973)

Video: 'Jim Croce Behind The Music' (Sept. 20, 1973, at 28:00)

(Thursday, September 20, 1973, 10:45 p.m. CDT) — Singer-songwriter Jim Croce, 30, and five others were killed tonight when the chartered Beechcraft E18S they were traveling in crashed while taking off from the Natchitoches Regional Airport in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Croce had just completed a concert at Northwestern State University’s Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches and was flying to Sherman, Texas, for a concert at Austin College.

Video: 'Jim Croce's Final Concert' (Sept. 20, 1973, Northwestern State University's Prather Coliseum)

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