Date & Time: Aug 7, 1935 at 0800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Savoia-Marchetti S.66
Operator:
Registration:
I-REDI
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Government
Survivors:
No
Site:
Desert
Schedule:
Guidonia – Cairo – Massawa – Asmara
MSN:
15004
YOM:
1933
Country:
Egypt
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
3
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Ten minutes after take off from Cairo-Almaza Airport, while climbing, an explosion occurred on board the three engine aircraft that crashed in flames in a desert area located some 8 km south of the airport. All seven occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. The crew and passengers were on their way to Massawa and Asmara to conduct an inspection of the public works under construction there by expeditionary forces of Italy along the frontier of Ethiopia. Among the passengers was Luigi Razza, Italian Ministry of Public Works, and the Italian explorer Raimondi Franchetti as well as Vincenzo Minasi, Italian consul.
Crew:
Major Raffaele Boetani, captain 3.
Passengers:
Luigi Razza,
Raimondi Franchetti,
Vincenzo Minasi.
Probable cause:
On board explosion for undetermined reason.