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Last updated: 10 October 2015
Datum:dinsdag 18 november 1947
Type:Bristol 170 Freighter 11
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:AB Trafik-Turist-Transportflyg
Registratie: SE-BNG
Constructienummer: 12792
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden: 21
Totaal:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 25
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Santa Maria del Monte (   ItaliŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA/LICC), ItaliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), ItaliŽ
The Bristol 170 was chartered to return Swedish pilots back home from Ethiopia. They had ferried a group of SAAB B 17 bombers to Addis Ababa and were returning to Sweden. The airplane departed Catania (CTA) on the Island of Sicily at 14:28 for an over sea flight to Rome. After passing the Island of Stromboli, the aircraft strayed off course. Flying in clouds at 1040m the Bristol touched treetops on Monte Carro. Trying to climb away, the pilot found himself on a collision course with the Santa Maria del Monte peak. While making a 180deg turn, the left wing struck Monte Carro and was torn off, causing the aircraft to crash.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "There is no reason to believe that the engines or instrument were not operating normally. The cause of the accident must have been the pilot's failure to realize that his craft was in mountainous territory. The surviving passengers could not give an account of what happened immediately prior to the accident as they all were asleep when it occurred."

» Piston Engine Airliner Production List / A.B. Eastwood, J. Roach, 1996


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Catania-Fontanarossa Airport en Roma-Ciampino Airport bedraagt 523 km (327 miles).

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