Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 24 September 1936
Type:CANT Z.506
Operator:Ala Littoria
Registration: I-RODI
C/n / msn: 301
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Benghazi (   Libya) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Engine fire, struck ship mast during attempt to land, then sunk. Only radio operator escaped.
The airplane operated on a flight from Asmara to Rome, carrying mail of the Italian troops at war in Ethiopia.


Sources:
» Air mail cover
» Pre-War register from Italy (Air-Britain)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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