A plane carrying most of the band crashed in October 1977. The backup vocalist, Cassie Gaines did not want to board the plane due to the plane having an engine fire in prior days. She booked a commercial flight. The band, including her husband and lead singer, coaxed her to fly on the plane and she did.
The Convair C-240 went down killing everyone except Billy Powell. Cassie Gaines survived the crash but bled to death from deep lacerations prior to being rescued. The plane crashed due to inadequate fuel. The pilots realized the issue and tried to emergency land.
In honor of the band, here's the song. But I say to you, a "gut instinct" is a real thing. I wont' explain it now how I think it works, but you have gifts greater than you may have realized, to have foresight, intiution, vision. Develop and learn to trust your gut instinct, and respect the instinct of others around you!
- I trust my gut senses!
- I should but I don't
- Didn't know such a thing existed
Another interesting twist on gut instinct: "Billingsley said that she had dreamed of the plane crash and begged guitarist and founding member Allen Collins by telephone not to continue using the Convair"