Francisco Gonzales

Francisco Paula Gonzales (1936 – 7 May 1964) was a Filipino sailor and mass murderer.

Francisco Gonzales
Personal information
Full nameFrancisco Paula Gonzales
Manila, Philippines
Died7 May 1964 (aged 27–28)
Contra Costa County, California, United States

He competed in the Dragon event together with Fausto Preysler and Jesus Villareal at the 1960 Summer Olympics. After the Olympics he moved to San Francisco, United States.

At some point, his wife requested a divorce and he fell into debt.[1] He flew to Reno, Nevada on 6 May 1964. The next day Gonzales was on his return flight: Pacific Air Lines Flight 773.[1] He shot and killed both pilots, and then himself. The Fairchild F-27 crashed, killing all 44 people on board.[2] Investigation showed Gonzales had taken out a $100,000 life insurance policy for his wife.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Francisco Gonzales". Olympedia. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  2. ^ "The Crash of Pacific Air Lines Flight #773". Retrieved 15 June 2020.