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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 30 April 1938
Time:ca 13:15
Type:Savoia-Marchetti S.73
Operator:Ala Littoria
Registration: I-MEDA
C/n / msn: 30020
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Maranola, Formia (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tirana-Rinas Airport (TIA/LATI), Albania
Destination airport:Roma (unknown airport), Italy
Narrative:
A passenger plane operating as Ala Littoria flight 422 from Tirana, Albania, to Rome, Italy impacted a mountainside near Maranola, Italy. All nineteen on board were killed.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Flight 5 May 1938
» La Stampa 2 May 1938


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