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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 28 marzo 1964
Hora:22:39
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 785D Viscount
Operador:Alitalia
Registración: I-LAKE
Numéro de série: 328
Año de Construcción: 1957
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 40 / Ocupantes: 40
Total:Fatalidades: 45 / Ocupantes: 45
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Mt Somma (   Italia)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 610 m (2001 feet) amsl
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Napoli Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italia
Número de Vuelo:AZ045
Descripción:
Alitalia Flight 045 departed Rome (FCO) at 22:10 hours local time and climbed to a cruising altitude of FL70. At 22:32 the crew were cleared to descend to 5000 feet and further down to 4000 feet on its way to Naples (NAP). Last radio contact with the flight was at 22:37 when leaving the LD NDB for a direct visual approach. A wide turn on downwind leg caused the aircraft to enter a area of heavy showers. At 22:39 the aircraft flew into Monte Somma, at an altitude of 610 m (2000 feet) on a 90-degrees heading with a 20-deg left bank.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Delayed interruption of, or failure to interrupt, visual approach in the absence of minimum visibility conditions required for the type of manoeuvre involved. 2) Abnormally wide initiation of down wind leg which brought the aircraft considerably south of the circuit for visual descent to the airport and along an unsafe path in relation to the terrain in the area. 3) Inaccurate estimate of position of aircraft as a result of which the left turn manoeuvre was initiated too late for completion of the required manoeuvre."

Fuentes:
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16, Circular 82-AN/69 (124-131)


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Distance from Roma-Fiumicino Airport to Napoli Airport as the crow flies is 197 km (123 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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