Accident
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 16 marzo 1969
Hora:ca. 12:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operado por:VIASA
Alquilado a :AVENSA
Registración: YV-C-AVD
Numéro de série: 47243/448
Año de Construcción: 1969
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 74 / Ocupantes: 74
Total:Fatalidades: 84 / Ocupantes: 84
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 71
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Maracaibo (   Venezuela) show on map
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport (ORO/SVMO), Venezuela
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 742
Descripción:
VIASA flight 742 was a scheduled service from Caracas (CCS) to Miami (MIA) via Maracaibo (MAR). Prior to departure from Maracaibo, the crew performed the calculations necessary for the takeoff configuration. Faulty temperature sensors along the runway caused the crew to end up with wrong performance data for the planned takeoff. The takeoff roll was longer than planned and the airplane barely climbed, striking powerlines at an approximate height of 150 ft (50m) above the ground, then plunged into the La Trinidad section of the city. All 84 occupants and 71 people on the ground were killed.
This accident caused the closure of the old Grano de Oro Airport and the accelerated construction and opening of the new La Chinita Airport.


Fuentes:
» Aviation Disasters / D. Gero (p. 88)


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Distance from Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1901 km (1188 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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