Layover Episode: Lynyrd Skynyrd

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It was just another night on the way to just another show for Lynyrd Skynyrd, a band recognized as one of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Bands of All Time. As the plane prepared to land in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, it became clear that tragedy was about to strike- and that tragedy would send shockwaves throughout the aviation and music worlds. In this month's layover episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares what went wrong and what was learned through Lynyrd Skynyrd's journey of climbing, collapsing, and rising again.

The plane's wreckage at the crash site. Source: Fox 8 Live

Side-by-side views of the released album cover and the revised album cover. Source: Rolling Stone

Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines performing in 1977. Source: Yahoo