Airplane Crash - Near Burgio, Italy 02/16/1952

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Burgio, Italy


Date02/16/1952
Time17:34
LocationNear Burgio, Italy
OperatorHunting Air Travel
RouteNice - Malta
TypeVickers 614 Viking 1
RegistrationG-AHPI
Cn/In142
Aboard31
Fatalities31
Ground0
SummaryHit the north slope of La Cinta mountain range while en route. Pilot did not maintain a safe altitude. The pilots ignorance of wind conditions which allowed the aircraft to drift 3 degrees off course.

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