Venezolana Internacional de Aviacion Flight 742

Venezolana Internacional de Aviacion Flight 742Sunday March 16, 1969
Seconds 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.

Crash Details

DateSunday March 16, 1969
LocationMaracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Passengers74
Crew10
Fatalities84
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
OperatorVenezolana Internacional de Aviacion
RegistrationYV-C-AVD
Flight OriginMaracaibo
Flight Destination Miami
Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Venezolana Internacional de Aviacion
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
1969