posted on Jun, 5 2005 @ 06:07 AM
Roberto Clemente's family is upset that pieces of the plane he died in are being auctioned off, according to The New York Times. Lelands auction house
is selling a light metal piece of the airplane, measuring 19 by 14 inches at its largest point, the paper reported on its Web site Saturday night.
That section has a minimum auction price of $1,500. A gray steel propeller, 14 by 79 inches, has a minimum price of $1,000.
The high bid for the first piece is $1,650 and the high for the second is $1,210. The auction, which includes 28 Clemente-related items, is to end
June 24. Clemente died on Dec. 31, 1972, when the DC-7 he was on during a relief mission crashed after takeoff from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The plane
was headed to Nicaragua with supplies for earthquake victims.
Link. Fox Sports.com