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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 17 January 1941
Time:03:30
Type:Savoia-Marchetti SM.75
Operator:Ala Littoria
Registration: I-LUME
C/n / msn: 32032
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) (   Italy)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA/LICC), Italy
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Some thirty minutes after takeoff the airplane was forced to return to Catania with the right engine on fire. On landing it struck two Luftwaffe Ju 88 aircraft, causing substantial damage. Passengers and crew had the time to escape before the fire destroyed the aircraft

Sources:
» Dimensione Cielo, Ed. Bizzarri Roma Vol. 8 pag. 62


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