Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of a Grumman S-2F-1 Tracker off Ischia Island: 3 killed

Accident description

  • Feb 6, 1962 at 2045 LT
  • MM148296
  • Flight
  • Training
  • Yes
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Naples - Naples
  • 735
  • 1958
  • Ischia Island, Campania
  • Italy
  • Europe
  • 4
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • The crew departed Naples-Capodichino at 1740LT on a training mission. Following several circuits over the region, the aircraft suffered an engine failure in flight. Control was lost and the airplane crashed into the sea about 32 km southwest of Ischia Island. A crew member was rescued while three others were killed.
    Crew:
    Lt Gaetano De Rosa, pilot,
    Lt Franco Noli, †
    Cpt Pietro Pranzini, †
    Maj Emanuele Cassano. †
  • Engine failure in flight.