Avensa Flight 358
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (November 2016)|
An AVENSA DC-9, similar to the aircraft involved in the accident
|Date||22 December 1974|
|Site||Near Maturin, Venezuela|
|Aircraft type||McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14|
|Flight origin||Maturín Airport, Venezuela|
|Destination||Simón Bolívar International Airport, Venezuela|
Avensa Flight 358 was a scheduled airline flight from Maturín Airport to Simón Bolívar International Airport in Venezuela. On 22 December 1974, the McDonnell Douglas DC-9, with 69 passengers and 6 crew on board, took off on runway 05 from Maturín Airport. Five minutes after takeoff both engines shut down. The pilots lost control of the aircraft and crashed 32 km (20 mi) from the city of Maturín, Venezuela. All 75 on board the flight perished.
The cause for the engine failure and loss of control was not determined.
- ASN Aircraft accident, Sunday 22 December 1974, Retrieved 21 September 2013
- tiempo, Volar en Venezuela.Com Portal de Aviación Civil de Venezuela, Aviones, Información, Equipos, Talleres, Estado del. "Resumen de Accidentes Aéreos en Venezuela - Resumen de accidentes aér - Aviones". www.volarenvenezuela.com. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
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