Accident Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000 I-TIDE, Tuesday 1 January 1974
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Date:Tuesday 1 January 1974
Time:12:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Owner/operator:Aerolinee Itavia
Registration: I-TIDE
MSN: 11015
Year of manufacture:1969
Total airframe hrs:8712 hours
Cycles:10206 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 42
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:3,7 km S of Torino Airport (TRN) -   Italy
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bologna Airport (BLQ/LIPE)
Destination airport:Torino-Caselle Airport (TRN/LIMF)
Narrative:
During its final approach to Torino (TRN), the aircraft was flying under radar control in fog and unfavourable weather conditions. Runway visual range for runway 36 was 900 m. After hitting a tree top, the aircraft collided with the top of a building under construction. This resulted in separation of the right wing trailing edge flaps and rupture of the lower wing surface. The aircraft started rolling to the right. The right wing and tailplane then hit the ground and both separated. While the aircraft kept rolling, the left wing hit the ground and separated as well. The fuselage hit the ground while inverted and came to rest, also inverted, against and partly in a farm building.

Sources:

Willem Wendt
A Benefit Analysis for Cabin Water Spray Systems and Enhanced Fuselage Burnthrough Protection (CAA PAPER 2002/04)

Statistics

  • 18th worst accident in 1974
  • 12th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

Images:


photo (c) Airview


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Basel (BSL); June 1972

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