CFIT Accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) I-REGI, Friday 20 February 1948
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Date:Friday 20 February 1948
Time:13:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Aerea Teseo
Registration: I-REGI
MSN: 4312
Year of manufacture:1942
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Collesalvetti -   Italy
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Florence-Peretola Airport (FLR/LIRQ)
Destination airport:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA)
Narrative:
The flight Florence-Roma was to make an unscheduled stop at Pisa to fly some passengers there who had been stranded the day before due to a mechanical defect of their plane.
The pilot chose to fly the short Florence-Pisa leg keeping the aircraft below the cloud base. Presumably the weather got suddenly worse, and the plane entered the clouds at low level. The pilot drifted briefly from the route and the plane crashed into a hill.

Sources:

1945-1960 I trasporti aerei in Italia dalla guerra all'era del getto / Paolo Gianvanni
Leonardo Ferrero
Marco Riva
L'Unita, 21-2-1948

Statistics

  • 95th worst accident in 1948
  • 749th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 307th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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