Knute Rockne plane crash April 1 1931 - New York Daily News

Knute Rockne’s TWA airplane crashes – 8 killed (1931)

The death of Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne in the crash of TWA Flight 599 on March 31, 1931, resulted in more than just the death of the football legend and seven others -- it was a pivotal moment in early airline and aviation safety.