Airplane Crash - Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela 03/16/1969

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela


Date03/16/1969
Time12:00
LocationMaracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
OperatorVenezolana Internacional de Aviacion
Flight #742
RouteMaracaibo - Miami
TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
RegistrationYV-C-AVD
Cn/In47243/448
Aboard84
Fatalities84
Ground70
SummarySeconds after becoming airborne, the aircraft struck electrical power lines and crashed into houses in the La Trinidad section of the city. Takeoff calculations made from erroneous information. Faulty temperature sensor along the runway. San Francisco Giants pitcher Nestor Chavez, 22, killed.

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