Most vacation-goers anticipate travel conflicts, a potentially inconvenient living situation, or perhaps a stomach bug from the all-you-can-eat buffet. However, these trips resulted in a significantly worse turn of events.
These horror stories chronicle multiple tragic deaths. These people unexpectedly lost their lives during what they thought would be the time of their lives.
A Hawaiian honeymoon plane crash
Newlyweds Michael Abel and Nicole Bevilacqua Abel embarked on their honeymoon in Hawaii to celebrate their recent nuptials. The two, along with Canadian couple Stuart Robertson and Eva Birgitta Wannersjo, took a sightseeing tour of West Maui and Molokai in an EC-130 Eurocopter.
The four passengers and pilot Nathan Cline died in a crash near Kilohana Elementary School when the helicopter went up in flames. The National Transportation Safety Board determined the pilot flew too close to the mountains in inclement weather which probably led to the fatal incident.
Drug-related death in Mexico
Abbey and Austin Conner were on an all-inclusive vacation in Playa del Carmen with their mother, Ginny McGowan, and step-father, John McGowan. The McGowans planned to meet the kids in the lobby for dinner. They were shocked to find they’d been found face-down in the pool and taken to the hospital.
When the McGowans arrived at Hospiten Riviera Maya they found Austin stable and sedated. He suffered a concussion. Abbey, however, was unresponsive in a coma with a cracked collarbone. While her death certificate sites “accidental drowning” as the cause of death, the McGowan family suspects the kids’ drinks were drugged.