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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 16 May 1940
Type:Savoia-Marchetti SM-75
Operator:Ala Littoria
Registration: I-LUPI
C/n / msn: 32038
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barcelona Airport (BCN) (   Spain)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL), Spain
Destination airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Narrative:
A ladder in the cargo compartment moved during takeoff and jammed the controls. There were no survivors amongst the passengers, most of them military personnel.

Sources:
» Dimensione Cielo, Ed. Bizzarri Vol 8 pag. 55
» Algemeen Handelsblad, 18-05-1940


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Distance from Barcelona-El Prat Airport to Madrid-Barajas Airport as the crow flies is 479 km (300 miles).

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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