CFIT Accident Savoia-Marchetti S.73 I-SUTO, Saturday 16 March 1940
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Date:Saturday 16 March 1940
Time:10:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic s73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Savoia-Marchetti S.73
Owner/operator:Avio Linee Italiane - ALI
Registration: I-SUTO
MSN: 30024
Year of manufacture:1937
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Stromboli Island -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA/LICC)
Destination airport:Roma (unknown airport)
Narrative:
Crashed hitting the Stromboli Volcano in bad weather.
The airplane operated on a flight from Tripoli to Rome via Catania or Naples.

Sources:

Dimensione Cielo, Bizzarri ed. Roma 1975 Vol 7 pag.29
Albo d'Onore dei Caduti della Gente dell'Aria, Ed. OPACI, Roma 1977
Correio da Manhã 19 March 1940, p5

Statistics

  • 14th worst accident in 1940
  • 6th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 5th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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