Question: Who has an airport named in his honor even though he ironically died in a plane crash?
Answer: Of all the notable celebrities who have died in plane crashes, Will Rogers may have the most unique legacy. An Oklahoma City airport is named for him, where millions of passengers each year board their flights at an airport named for the victim of a fatal plane crash. The airport is named for comedian and legendary cowboy Will Rogers, an Oklahoma native who died in an airplane crash near Barrow, Alaska in 1935. Will Rogers World Airport is the busiest passenger airport in the state of Oklahoma. In 2017, the airport handled 3.92 million passengers.
Answer: Will Rogers
William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers was a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma.
Born: November 4, 1879, Oologah, OK
Died: August 15, 1935, Point Barrow, AK
Cause of death: Aviation accidents and incidents
Spouse: Betty Blake (m. 1908–1935)