Jane DornackerOct 1, 1947, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Jane Dornacker was an American rock musician, actress, and comedienne turned traffic reporter.\nIn 1986, while working for WNBC 660 AM Radio in New York City, Dornacker was aboard during two unrelated crashes of the helicopters leased to WNBC. She survived the first crash, but was killed in the second crash into the Hudson River, which occurred as she was in the middle of a live traffic report. Her death came shortly after that of her husband, Bob Knickerbocker, orphaning their 16-year-old daughter. The NTSB investigation determined the cause of the fatal crash to have been use of improper parts and poor maintenance on the part of Spectrum Helicopters of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.