Date & Time: Apr 4, 1958 at 1834 LT
Type of aircraft:
Government of Sri Lanka
Landing (descent or approach)
Kansas City – Lisbon – Naples – Colombo
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The brand new twin engine airplane was on a delivery flight to the Government of Ceylon from Kansas City to Colombo with several intermediate stops. While approaching Naples-Capodichino Airport, the aircraft struck a hill located at Camaldoli, about 7 km short of runway 06 threshold. The airplane was destroyed and all three occupants were killed, the pilot William Palmer, his wife and one technician. For undetermined reason, the pilot was completing the approach at an insufficient altitude.