Accident Savoia-Marchetti SM-75C I-MELE, Tuesday 19 May 1942
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Date:Tuesday 19 May 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic sm75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Savoia-Marchetti SM-75C
Owner/operator:Linee Aeree Transcontinentali Italiane - LATI
Registration: I-MELE
MSN: 32052
Fatalities:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Roma-Urbe Airport -   Italy
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Roma-Urbe Airport (LIRU)
Destination airport:
The airplane failed to become airborne on its first leg of Rome-Castelvetrano-Tripoli route. The plane struck some trees at the end of the runway then crashed catching fire. Capt. Rossaldi, his crew and all other 16 passengers died.


Dimensione Cielo, Ed Bizzarri Vol 8 pag. 74


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