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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25906
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Type:Grumman C-1A Trader
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 146037
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Catania, Sicily -   Italy
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Naples NAS
Destination airport:Sigonella NAS, Sicily
Disappeared during heavy thunderstorm in the vicinity of Mt.Etna en route from Naples to Sigonella. Aircraft not immediately found & 6 MIA. VR-24. Last contact with Naples 14:00. Crash site eventually located and bodies recovered.

La Nación 19 January 1972, p20
Jan van Waarde
L'Unita 19 January 1972, p5

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
10-Apr-2010 12:02 TB Updated [Date, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2016 18:35 TB Updated [Operator, Narrative]
27-Apr-2017 15:48 TB Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2018 13:44 J155 Updated [Registration, Source]
09-Aug-2019 20:27 Frank Chambers Updated [Narrative]
23-Jan-2020 20:48 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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