Narrative:The VC-47 was en route from Ramstein, Germany to a base near Istanbul in Turkey. An intermediate stop was made in Naples, where it landed at 13:29.
|Date:||Saturday 15 February 1958|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 13771|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10|
|Total:||Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Monte Vesuvio ( Italy)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Napoli-Capodichino Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy|
Last radio contact was at 22:24, about thirty minutes after takeoff when the crew reported en route at 6500 feet and switching to the Rome ATC. It never contacted Rome and the airplane impacted Mount Vesuvius.
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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.