Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 20 February 1948
Time:13:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aerea Teseo
Registration: I-REGI
C/n / msn: 4312
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Collesalvetti (   Italy) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Florence-Peretola Airport (FLR/LIRQ), Italy
Destination airport:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italy
Narrative:
The flight Florence-Roma was to make an unscheduled stop at Pisa to fly some passengers there who had been stranded the day before due to a mechanical defect of their plane.
The pilot chose to fly the short Florence-Pisa leg keeping the aircraft below the cloud base. Presumably the weather got suddenly worse, and the plane entered the clouds at low level. The pilot drifted briefly from the route and the plane crashed into a hill.


Sources:
» 1945-1960 I trasporti aerei in Italia dalla guerra all'era del getto / Paolo Gianvanni
» Leonardo Ferrero
» Marco Riva
» L'Unita, 21-2-1948


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Distance from Florence-Peretola Airport to Roma-Ciampino Airport as the crow flies is 249 km (156 miles).

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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