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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Monday 30 October 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Operator:Aero Trasporti Italiani - ATI
Registration: I-ATIR
MSN: 10301
First flight: 1966
Total airframe hrs:17420
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Poggiorsini (   Italy)
Crash site elevation: 442 m (1450 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Napoli Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy
Destination airport:Bari-Palese Airport (BRI/LIBD), Italy
Flightnumber: 327
A Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 passenger plane, registered I-ATIR, was destroyed when it struck terrain near Poggiorsini, Italy. All 27 on board were killed.
ATI Flight 327 departed Napoli Airport (NAP) at 20:00 on a scheduled domestic service to Bari-Palese Airport (BRI) and Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS).

The airplane was descending towards Bari when it struck a hillside at an elevation of 1450 feet (442 m), some 35 km west-southwest of the airport, approximately on the extended centreline of runway 07.


» Willem Wendt


photo of Fokker-F-27200-I-ATIR
accident date: 30-10-1972
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
registration: I-ATIR

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Napoli Airport to Bari-Palese Airport as the crow flies is 208 km (130 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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