Airplane Crash - Mt. Vesuvius, Italy 03/28/1964

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Mt. Vesuvius, Italy


Date03/28/1964
Time22:39
LocationMt. Vesuvius, Italy
OperatorAlitalia
Flight #045
RouteRome - Napoli
TypeVickers Viscount 785D
RegistrationI-LAKE
Cn/In328
Aboard45
Fatalities45
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed during final approach. Failure to discontinue visual approach in the absence of minimum visibility conditions required for the type of maneuvers involved. Abnormally wide initiation of down wind leg which brought the aircraft along an unsafe path in relation to the terrain in the area.

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