Narrative:The aircraft took off from Rome in the morning bound for Cairo, disappeared few minutes later in clear and calm weather, a few miles off Terracina.
|Date:||Saturday 15 February 1947|
|Operator:||Corrieri Aerei Militari|
|C/n / msn:|| 41003|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12|
|Total:||Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||off Terracina ( Italy)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Guidonia Air Base (LIRG), Italy|
|Destination airport:||Cairo (unknown airport), Egypt|
The cause of this accident remained unknown. Among the passengers however were an Egyptian Princess and her court, so it was thought the plane could have been sabotaged . However the wreckage, lost in deep water, was not recovered. Technical or structural failures are also explanations consistent with the accident circumstances.
Newspaper reports say a fisherman saw the airplane come down with one or more engines on fire.
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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.