Airplane Crash - Superga, Italy 05/04/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Superga, Italy


Date05/04/1949
Time17:04
LocationSuperga, Italy
OperatorAvio Linee Italiane
RouteBarcelona - Torino
TypeFIAT G-212CP
RegistrationI-ELCE
Cn/In5
Aboard31
Fatalities31
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft was returning on a flight from Lisboa to Milan with the Torino Soccer Team when the crew decided to land directly at Turin, homebase to the team. In low visibility, rain and thunderstorms, the left wing of the plane struck a wall surrounding the sanctuary of Superga, a mountain near Turin. The aircraft then pivoted, and disintegrated next to the sanctuary killing all aboard. Error in navigation and poor visiblity.

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