American Express Leasing

American Express Leasing Sunday December 31, 1972
The flight crashed moments after taking off after losing the No. 2 engine and losing power in the No. 3 engine. Overloaded by 4,193 lbs. Inadequate maintenance, inspection and previous damage to the engine during a taxing accident led to the engine failures. Baseball player Roberto Clemente, 38, killed. Clemente was on a relief mission to deliver supplies for earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

Crash Details

DateSunday December 31, 1972
LocationSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Passengers2
Crew3
Fatalities5
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-7CF
OperatorAmerican Express Leasing
RegistrationN500AE
Flight OriginSan Juan, PR
Flight Destination Managua, Nicaragua
San Juan, Puerto Rico
American Express Leasing
Douglas DC-7CF
1972