Date & Time: Jul 30, 1982 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Naples - Naples
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew consisting of one test pilot, one radio navigator and two engineers departed Naples-Capodichino in the morning on a local test flight. En route, the twin engine airplane suffered a structural failure and the tail detached. Out of control, the aircraft entered a dive and crashed on the slope of a mountain located near Gragnano, about 27 km southeast of Naples. The aircraft was destroyed and all four occupants were killed.
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined with certainty. However, it is believed that the tail separated as the consequence of in-flight vibrations.