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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 16 March 1940
Time:10:10
Type:Savoia-Marchetti S.73
Operator:Avio Linee Italiane - ALI
Registration: I-SUTO
C/n / msn: 30024
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Stromboli Island (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA/LICC), Italy
Destination airport:Roma (unknown airport), Italy
Narrative:
Crashed hitting the Stromboli Volcano due to bad weather.
The airplane operated on a flight from Tripoli to Rome via Catania or Naples.

Sources:
» Dimensione Cielo, Bizzarri ed. Roma 1975 Vol 7 pag.29
» Albo d'Onore dei Caduti della Gente dell'Aria, Ed. OPACI, Roma 1977
» Correio da Manhă 19 March 1940, p5


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