Accident CANT Z.506 I-RODI, Thursday 24 September 1936
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Date:Thursday 24 September 1936
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-RODI
MSN: 301
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Benghazi -   Libya
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Engine fire, struck ship mast during attempt to land, then sunk. Only radio operator escaped.
The airplane operated on a flight from Asmara to Rome, carrying mail of the Italian troops at war in Ethiopia.


Air mail cover
Pre-War register from Italy (Air-Britain)


  • 14th worst accident in 1936
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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