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Radio host “Mancow” joins call for renewed Holly crash investigation

Eric "Mancow" Muller -- image from Wikipedia Eric "Mancow" Muller -- image from Wikipedia

By James Clark - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A successful author and a nationally-known radio talk show host are both calling for a new investigation into the plane crash that killed rock-and-roll legend Buddy Holly.

Holly was a Lubbock native who skyrocketed to worldwide fame with hit songs like "That'll Be The Day" and "Peggy Sue."  He died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa in February 1959.

Author Gary W. Moore wrote a book, officially released this year, which raised new questions about the crash, and now radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller agrees with Moore that the investigation should be re-opened.

In Moore's book, Hey Buddy, the owners of the crashed plane, Barb and Jerry Dwyer are said to still have the wreckage.  Barb is quoted as saying the truth of the crash has never been told. But the Dwyers have taken the wreckage to a secret location.

The namesake of the song "Peggy Sue," a Lubbock woman named Peggy Sue Gerron, also joins him and Muller in calling for a new investigation.

At first Muller was skeptical during the March 17th interview with Moore and Gerron.  However, "I'm calling for the investigation to be opened right now," Muller said toward the end of the segment. "Anything I can do to help..."

Moore's theory of the crash is that Pilot Roger Peterson was inexperienced in IFR or instrument flight rules, became disoriented, and accidentally steered the plane into a death spiral.

Related Story:  New book gives insight into plane crash that killed Buddy Holly
Link to Audio:  MANCOW_MOORE.mp3

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