1972 Puerto Rico DC-7 crash
Aviation accident that occurred on December 31, 1972, in Carolina, Puerto Rico.- 1972 Puerto Rico DC-7 crash
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The 1972 Nicaragua earthquake occurred at 12:29:44 a.m. local time (06:29:44 UTC) on December 23 near Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.
That flight crashed on December 31, 1972, killing Clemente among others.
Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
On December 31, 1972, he died in a plane crash at the age of 38 while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
American transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 to 1958.
December 31, 1972: Professional Baseball player Roberto Clemente and 4 others in a chartered DC-7 died when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Only parts of the fuselage and the body of pilot Jerry Hill were recovered. The cause was traced to maintenance and pilot errors.
Joint civil-military international airport named for Puerto Rico's first democratically elected governor and located in suburban Carolina, Puerto Rico, 3 mi southeast of San Juan.
On December 31, 1972, baseball star Roberto Clemente and his companions died when their DC-7 crashed soon after takeoff from Isla Verde during a relief flight bound for Nicaragua. Neither the bodies of the victims (except for the pilot's) nor the plane's wreckage was ever found.
Baseball broadcaster and former professional baseball player from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
His father died in a plane crash on December 31, 1972, while taking relief supplies to Nicaragua earthquake victims.
Grouped by the years in which the accidents or incidents occurred.
December 31 – Baseball player Roberto Clemente died when his chartered Douglas DC-7 crashed into the ocean off Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, immediately after takeoff.
Elections to the National Baseball Hall of Fame for 2019 proceeded according to rules most recently amended in 2016.
Roberto Clemente was voted in via a special BBWAA election in 1973, shortly after his death in a plane crash and before he would have been eligible.
List of aviation-related events from 1972.
December 31 – 1972 Puerto Rico DC-7 crash—Puerto Rican Major League Baseball star Roberto Clemente and all four other people aboard a Douglas DC-7CF die when the plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off Isla Verde just after takeoff from San Juan, Puerto Rico. He had chartered the plane to carry aid to Nicaragua after a major earthquake there.
Given annually to the Major League Baseball player who "best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team", as voted on by baseball fans and members of the media.
In 1973, the award was renamed after Clemente following his death in a plane crash while he was delivering supplies to victims of the Nicaragua earthquake.
American football head coach for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL).
Rivera's idol while growing up was Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente, who died in a plane crash while en route to deliver aid to victims of the 1972 Nicaragua earthquake.