Airplane Crash - Rome, Italy 12/21/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Rome, Italy


Date12/21/1959
Time07:16
LocationRome, Italy
OperatorAlitalia
RouteTraining
TypeVickers 785D Viscount
RegistrationI-LIZT
Cn/In378
Aboard2
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into a hanger during a practice landing. The accident was attributed to a balked landing maneuver carried out below the speed limits for safe directional control of the aircraft during a critical situation that developed in the last phase of the landing in the course of a simulated emergency exercise with two power units inoperative.

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