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Last updated: 19 June 2018
Fecha:jueves 1 julio 1948
Tipo:Fiat G.212PW
Operador:Avio Linee Italiane - ALI
Registración: I-ELSA
Numéro de série: 04
Año de Construcción: 1948
Horas Totales de la Célula:19
Motores: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 12
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Keerbergen Airfield (   Bélgica)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Milano-Linate Airport (LIN/LIML), Italia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Bélgica
The Fiat G.212PW opererated on a passenger flight from Milan Airport, Italy to Brussel Airport, Belgium.
The flight contacted the regional control centre at Beauvais, Belgium at 11:50 hours. Visibility was poor with a cloud base at approx. 100 m. In these conditions the flight crew were not able to find the airport. The crew apparently did locate the private airfield of Keerbergen. The aircraft circled the airfield and until it crashed in a forest. A fire erupted.

Probable Cause:

CONCLUSIONS (translated from French):
Adverse weather conditions and failures in the operation of radiocommunication and radionavigation equipment have led the captain to decide an emergency landing on a makeshift airfield.
To land at the beginning of the runway and not losing sight, the pilot flew a steep turn by tilting the left wing of the plane so that the roll angle put the aircraft at stall speed at low altitude.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Milano-Linate Airport to Brussel-Zaventem Airport as the crow flies is 698 km (436 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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