Loss of control Accident Savoia-Marchetti S.73 I-SUSA, Monday 2 August 1937
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Date:Monday 2 August 1937
Time:05:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic s73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Savoia-Marchetti S.73
Owner/operator:Ala Littoria
Registration: I-SUSA
MSN: 30014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Wadi Halfa Airport (WHF) -   Sudan
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Wadi Halfa Airport (WHF/HSSW)
Destination airport:Asmara
Narrative:
The aircraft was flying from Rome, Italy to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia via Cairo, Wadi Halfa and Asmara. The aircraft took off at dawn from Wadi Haifa, during a left turn still at low altitude, the wingtip struck a roof, the aircraft pivoted and crashed immediately.

Sources:

Early Aviation Disasters / D. Gero, 2011
Interavia, 1937

Statistics

  • 11th worst accident in 1937
  • 9th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Apr-2024 17:04 zerocinquanta Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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