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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 13 February 1938
Time:ca 14:30
Type:CANT Z.506
Operator:Ala Littoria
Registration: I-ORIA
C/n / msn: 297
First flight: 1936
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Sardinia, Italy (   Mediterranean Sea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed at sea in bad weather.
The seaplane operated on a flight from Cadiz, Spain to Rome, Italy, via Pollenša, Mallorca and Sardinia.

Sources:
» Pre-War register from Italy (Air-Britain)


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