Chances Peak facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChances Peak
|Elevation||915 m (3,002 ft)|
|Prominence||915 m (3,002 ft)|
|Last eruption||January 3, 2009|
Chances Peak is on a destructive plate margin. The volcano itself is in the middle Caribbean plate, but this is because the North American Plate and the Atlantic Plate subducts beneath it, causing a buildup of pressure to form a volcano.
On 17 September 1965 a Boeing 707 aircraft operating as Pan Am Flight 292 flew into Chances Peak near the summit and was destroyed, killing the 30 people on board.
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