(May 5, 1988-April 11, 1996)
Born in Contra Costa, California
Pilot trainee who attempted to become the youngest person to fly a plane across the United States
Died 24 hours into her flight of injuries after the plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Cheyenne, Wyoming (April 11, 1996)
Why she might be annoying
Her flight from Cheyenne took off in heavy rain and a sudden storm which contributed to the crash.
Her flight instructor decided they should take flight despite poor conditions and an unusually high altitude.
Many people think Jessica was manipulated and victimized by trusted adults and the media.
She died at a young age.
Why she might not be annoying
She and her family overcame severe financial hardship to eventually afford Jessica's flying lessons and continental flight costs.
She was a successful home schooled student.
She handled various life situations and responsibilities well, considering her age.
Her flight instructor may have been the actual pilot during the flight before the plane crashed.
She became a media darling doing a pastime she loved.
Her plane crash and its publicity led to Federal legislation regarding pilot certification and flying under special circumstances.
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