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Date:mardi 18 novembre 1947
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter XI
Compagnie:AB Trafik-Turist-Transportflyg
Immatriculation: SE-BNG
Numéro de série: 12792
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: / à bord: 21
Total:victimes: 21 / à bord: 25
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Santa Maria del Monte (   Italie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA/LICC), Italie
Aéroport de destination:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italie
Détails:
The Bristol 170 was chartered to return Swedish pilots back home from Ethiopia. They had ferried a group of SAAB B 17 bombers to Addis Ababa and were returning to Sweden. The airplane departed Catania (CTA) on the Island of Sicily at 14:28 for an over sea flight to Rome. After passing the Island of Stromboli, the aircraft strayed off course. Flying in clouds at 1040 m the Bristol touched treetops on Monte Carro. Trying to climb away, the pilot found himself on a collision course with the Santa Maria del Monte peak. While making a 180 degree turn, the left wing struck Monte Carro and was torn off, causing the aircraft to crash.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "There is no reason to believe that the engines or instrument were not operating normally. The cause of the accident must have been the pilot's failure to realize that his craft was in mountainous territory. The surviving passengers could not give an account of what happened immediately prior to the accident as they all were asleep when it occurred."

Sources:
» Piston Engine Airliner Production List / A.B. Eastwood, J. Roach, 1996
» WAAS


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Catania-Fontanarossa Airport et Roma-Ciampino Airport est de 523 km (327 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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