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Date:Tuesday 19 May 1942
Type:Savoia-Marchetti SM-75C
Operator:Linee Aeree Transcontinentali Italiane - LATI
Registration: I-MELE
MSN: 32052
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Roma-Urbe Airport (   Italy)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Roma-Urbe Airport (LIRU), Italy
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The airplane failed to become airborne on its first leg of Rome-Castelvetrano-Tripoli route. The plane struck some trees at the end of the runway then crashed catching fire. Capt. Rossaldi, his crew and all other 16 passengers died.

Sources:
» Dimensione Cielo, Ed Bizzarri Vol 8 pag. 74


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