On September 20, 1973, Jim Croce and five other people were killed when their small aircraft took off from the Natchitoches Regional Airport and hit a tree. 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. The plane crashed an hour after the end of the concert. Croce was 30 years old.
Jim is buried at Haym Salomon Memorial Park in Frazer, PA.
Natchitoches Regional Airport
450 Wallenberg Dr
Natchitoches LA 71457