Joe Dan Petty dies in plane crash
Robert Dirk Lockard
Mon Jan 10 04:03:22 EST 2000
I just received this news on Grinderswitch founder Joe Dan Petty's tragic death in
small plane crash, near his home in Macon, Ga. This from the Allman's web site:
MACON- Joe Dan Petty, the Allman Brothers Band's much-loved brother and
guitar technician (and a founding member of the band Grinderswitch), was
killed Saturday, January 8, when the private plane he was aboard
crashed about a mile from the Herbert Smart Aairport near downtown
Macon, Ga. The accident occurred about 2:45 in the afternoon after the
pilot reported fuel line problems and was attempting to land the
aircraft in an opening. Also aboard the plane was an unidentified second
person, thought to be a friend of Joe Dan's and fellow pilot. It's not
clear who was piloting the plane at the time of the accident. Joe Dan
received his pilot's license about a year ago and had owned the plane
for two years.
Joe Dan is survived by his wife Judi.
Memorial service plans will be shared with you as they become available.
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