Date & Time: Mar 31, 1959 at 1620 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Naples – Luqa
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After takeoff from Naples-Capodichino Airport, while climbing, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a farmland. Three passengers and one worker on the ground were killed while 17 other occupants were injured. US Navy personnel and family members were on their way to Malta.
Loss of control caused by an engine failure during initial climb.