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Datum:zaterdag 30 maart 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aerolinee Itavia
Registratie: I-TAVI
Constructienummer: 33225/16477
Bouwjaar: 1945
Aantal vlieguren:13941
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:6,5 km (4.1 mijl) NW of Sora (   ItaliŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Pescara-Liberi Airport (PSR/LIBP), ItaliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), ItaliŽ
Vluchtnummer: 703
The DC-3 crashed into Monte Vale Rotonote, 53 miles (85 km) southeast of Rome.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Errors in estimating the position of the aircraft led the pilot to assume that he was within sight of the lights of the Rome zone. This in turn induced him to place an erroneous valuation on the efficiency of his radio navigational equipment. 2) The request to descend to 6000ft and later to an even level in order to maintain visual contact at all costs, resulted in the aircraft crashing into a mountain when it became impossible to maintain visual contact. 3) The weather conditions were particularly bad on the last stage of flight. 4) Failure to notify air traffic control of the changes made during flight on the original flight plan."

» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume II, Circular 78-AN/66 (163-172)


photo of Douglas-C-47B-I-TAVI
accident date: 30-03-1963
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: I-TAVI

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Pescara-Liberi Airport en Roma-Ciampino Airport bedraagt 147 km (92 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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