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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 22 June 1935
Type:Savoia-Marchetti S-66
Operator:Ala Littoria
Registration: I-NAVE
C/n / msn: 15014
First flight: 1935
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Marsaxlokk Bay (   Malta)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Roma-Lido di Ostia Seaplane Base, Italy
Destination airport:Marsaxlokk Bay, Malta
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair on landing at night. The flying boat operated on a flight from Rome to Tripoli, Libya with an en route stop at Malta.
It struck the sea after falling from a height of about 50 feet, either following a stall or after encountering an air pocket.

Sources:
» World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
» Pre-War register from Italy (Air-Britain)
» The Times of Malta, June 26, 1935
» 1000aircraftphotos.com: No. 10550. Savoia-Marchetti S.66 (I-NAVE c/n 15014) Ala Littoria


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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