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Last updated: 28 January 2022
Date:Thursday 15 October 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-312
Operator:Aero Trasporti Italiani - ATI
Registration: I-ATRH
MSN: 046
First flight: 1987-04-24 (6 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 34
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Conca di Crezzo (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Milano-Linate Airport (LIN/LIML), Italy
Destination airport:Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN/EDDK), Germany
Flightnumber: 460
The aircraft took off from Milan-Linate (LIN) for a flight to Köln (CGN). Icing conditions existed. Fifteen minutes after takeoff, while climbing through FL147 in IAS hold mode (constant speed set at 133 kts) the aircraft rolled left and right. The plane rolled 41 degrees right, 100 degrees left, 105 degrees right and 135 degrees left. During pull up three anomalous pitch trim movements set the elevator to pitch down, preventing recovery. The ATR crashed nose down into a 700 m high mountain following an uncontrolled descent.

Loss of control

» Flight International 31 October 1987
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/89 (#3)
» PZC 16.10.87


photo of ATR-42-312-I-ATRH
accident date: 15-10-1987
type: ATR 42-312
registration: I-ATRH

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Milano-Linate Airport to Köln/Bonn Airport as the crow flies is 619 km (387 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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