Accident CANT Z.506 I-ORIA, Sunday 13 February 1938
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Date:Sunday 13 February 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic z506 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
CANT Z.506
Owner/operator:Ala Littoria
Registration: I-ORIA
MSN: 297
Year of manufacture:1936
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:off Sardinia, Italy -   Mediterranean Sea
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Cadiz
Destination airport:Lido di Roma
Crashed at sea in bad weather. Took off from Pollença at 13,30, last position report was radioed around 14,30.
The seaplane operated on a flight from Cadiz, Spain to Rome, Italy, via Pollença, Mallorca and Sardinia.
An extensive search was set off, but no trace of the idro was recovered.


Pre-War register from Italy (Air-Britain)


  • 13th worst accident in 1938
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


Revision history:

14-Mar-2024 06:18 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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