Avensa Flight 358

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Avensa Flight 358
154bb - AVENSA DC-9-51; YV-820C@CCS;15.10.2001 (4794140070).jpg
An AVENSA DC-9, similar to the aircraft involved in the accident
summary
Date 22 December 1974
Summary engine failure
Site Near Maturin, Venezuela
Passengers 69
Crew 6
Fatalities 75
Survivors 0
Aircraft type McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14
Operator AVENSA
Registration YV-C-AVM
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.[1] Five minutes after takeoff both engines shut down.[1] The pilots lost control of the aircraft and crashed 32 km (20 mi) from the city of Maturín, Venezuela.[1] All 75 on board the flight perished.[1][2]

Cause[edit]

The cause for the engine failure and loss of control was not determined.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e ASN Aircraft accident, Sunday 22 December 1974, Retrieved 21 September 2013
  2. ^ 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.