Date: March 16, 1969
Time: c 12:00
Location: Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Operator: Venezolana Internacional de Aviacion
Flight #: 742
Route: Maracaibo - Miami
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Registration: YV-C-AVD
cn / ln: 47243/448
Aboard: 84   (passengers:74  crew:10)
Fatalities: 84   (passengers:74  crew:10)
Ground: 71
Summary: 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.

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