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Datum:Samstag 22 Dezember 1956
Zeit:18:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Linee Aeree Italiane - LAI
Kennzeichen: I-LINC
Werknummer: 9101
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 17
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Monte Giner (   Italien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italien
Flug nach:Milano-Malpensa Airport (MXP/LIMC), Italien
Unfallbericht:
DC-3 I-LINC was cleared for a VFR flight to Elba and continuing IFR to Milan along airways A3 and A9. Cruising altitude was FL105.
The course laid down in the flight plan was not followed; instead the crew tried to fly a direct course Roma-Milan. The aircraft deviated from this direct course and crashed into a mountain 2h12 min after takeoff.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Commission concluded that the change in route followed by the aircraft and the resulting accident may be attributed to the following: a) the pilot did not follow the airways assigned in the flight plan - which constitutes a violation of flight rules; b) he did not check his direction and position along the new route; c) unfavourable weather conditions and drift existed; d) there was a possibility of error in the navigational instruments."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.8, Circular 54-AN/49 (176-181)
» L'Unitá 25-12-1956


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Distance from Roma-Ciampino Airport to Milano-Malpensa Airport as the crow flies is 524 km (327 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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