Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of a Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon near Guidonia AFB: 4 killed

Accident description

  • Sep 28, 1957 at 1210 LT
  • MM80060
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Military
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Guidonia – Catania
  • 15-1139
  • 1944
  • Guidonia AFB, Lazio
  • Italy
  • Europe
  • 5
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 4
  • An engine failed shortly after takeoff from Guidonia AFB in Rome. The crew attempted an emergency landing but the aircraft crashed in a field located in Tivoli, about 6 km southeast of the airbase. Four crew members were killed while a fifth occupant was rescued.
  • Engine failure.