Sunday, July 22, 2007
Last known picture of Will Rogers and Wiley Post, above
Memorials marking the crash site, below
On August 25, 1935, aviation pioneer Wiley Post and humorist Will Rogers died in a plane crash 16 miles outside of Barrow, Alaska. Post's plane was said to be "experimental" and the true cause of the crash remains unknown, although running on an empty fuel tank is the suspected culprit.