Clemente's plane went down on New Year's Eve 1972 in Loiza, Puerto Rico.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh wants the federal government to recognize the site of Roberto Clemente’s death.

Mayor Bill Peduto and Councilman Corey O’Connor say LoĆ­za, Puerto Rico should be added to the National Register of Historic Places. That is where Clemente’s plane went down on New Year’s Eve 1972.

The Pirates legend was trying to get food and supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.