Crash Site Map & Data
Below is the map of the crash site.
JFK Jr, Carolyn Buried At Sea
July 22, 1999
The Kennedy family bid a tearful
adieu to John F. Kennedy Jr, his wife and sister-in-law scattering their mortal remains
into the sea off Martha's Vineyard, where the three met their watery grave in a plane
crash last Friday.
The ashes of John, his wife Carolyn
Bessette and her sister Lauren Bessette were immersed in the Atlantic Ocean about five km
from the crash site by a group of 15 members of the Kennedy and Bessette families aboard
the navy destroyer USS Brisco.
The bodies were received on
Wednesday from the wreckage of the six-seater Piper Saratoga 32 piloted by John himself
and were cremated after an autopsy at the Barnstable County Hospital.
Dressed in black clothing, the
mourners included John's sister, Caroline, his uncle Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and
cousins Maria Shriver and William Kennedy Smith. The Mother of the Bessette sisters, Ann
Freeman, stepfather Richard Freeman, and Lauren's twin sister, Lisa Ann Bessette.
Three folded American flags and
three wreaths with red, yellow and white flowers had been placed on the ship. St.Thomas
More's Roman Catholic church on new York's upper east side, where Kennedys mother,
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, often attended mass, said it would hold a memorial service for
Kennedy and his wife Friday morning.
President Bill Clinton and First
Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton attended the service.