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: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10|
|Total:||Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||off Terracina (Italy)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), 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.
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 48)
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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.