Aerosmith Almost Bought The Plane Involved In The Lynard Skynard Crash

When Aerosmith was preparing for their tour in 1977, they wound up passing on a plane because they didn’t think it was up to safety standards.  

It was later discovered that the very same aircraft had earlier been inspected by members of Aerosmith‘s flight crew for possible use in their Draw the Line tour, but it was rejected because it was felt that neither the plane nor the crew were up to standard. Aerosmith’s assistant chief of flight operations, Zunk Buker, told of observing pilots McCreary and Gray sharing a bottle of Jack Daniel’s while he and his father inspected the plane.[15] Aerosmith’s touring family were quite shaken after receiving word of the crash, as Steven Tyler and Joe Perry had pressured their management into renting that specific plane for use on their tour.[16]

Read more about the crash here.