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Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Datum:zondag 16 maart 1969
Tijd:ca. 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Vloog voor:VIASA
Gehuurd van:AVENSA
Registratie: YV-C-AVD
Constructienummer: 47243/448
Bouwjaar: 1969
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 74 / inzittenden: 74
Totaal:slachtoffers: 84 / inzittenden: 84
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 71
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Maracaibo (   Venezuela)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport (ORO/SVMO), Venezuela
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 742
Beschrijving:
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 (50 m) 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.

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport en Miami International Airport, FL bedraagt 1901 km (1188 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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