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Emilia-Romagna

Crash of a Convair CV-240-4 in Rimini: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 31, 1960 at 1156 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
D-BELU
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Frankfurt – Rimini
MSN:
78
YOM:
1948
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
30
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Frankfurt, the crew started the descent to Rimini Airport when, at an altitude of 5,000 feet, the left engine lost power. The crew shut down the engine, feathered the propeller and continued the approach. At an altitude of 1,500 feet, the right engine lost power as well. The captain decided to attempt an emergency landing in a field located one km short of runway 13. On touchdown, the airplane lost its undercarriage and right wing before coming to rest. Eight passengers were uninjured while 25 other occupants were injured. A female passenger was killed.

Crash of a Fairchild CC-119 Flying Boxcar near Minozzo

Date & Time: Dec 13, 1958 at 1700 LT
Operator:
Registration:
22128
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Athens – Pisa
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was returning to Canada, carrying the remains of a RCAF DHC-3 Otter (c/n 185) that crashed in Gaza on 19SEP1958. While overflying the Apennins mountain range, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with snow falls and icing conditions. In such circumstances, the airplane lost altitude and eventually, the captain decided to attempt an emergency landing when the airplane struck trees and crashed in a rough terrain. All seven crew members were evacuated while both aircraft were destroyed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-1-DL near Ferrara

Date & Time: Dec 18, 1946
Operator:
Registration:
43-16378
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
20844
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Enroute, the aircraft suffered an engine failure and the crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a field located 3,2 km north of Ferrara and came to rest. There were no casualties.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-80-DL in Quara: 5 killed

Date & Time: May 3, 1945
Operator:
Registration:
43-15117
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Pisa – Villacoublay
MSN:
19583
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in Quara, killing all five crew members.
Crew:
Cpl Sterling Harrelson,
S/Sgt Henry Nicholson Jr.,
2nd Lt Robert L. Polk Jr.,
T/Sgt William A. Rice,
1st Lt James A. Riley.

Crash of a Supermarine Walrus off Ravenna

Date & Time: Dec 26, 1944
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
L2170
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taking off from the bay of Ravenna, the seaplane hit rough sea and waves prior to coming to rest. No casualties.