Narrative:The VC-47 was en route from Ramstein, Germany to a base in Turkey. An intermediate stop was made in Naples. Last radio contact was thirty minutes after takeoff when the crew reported en route at 6500 feet and switching to the Rome ATC. It never contacted Rome.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
|Date:||Saturday 15 February 1958|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 13771|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Mount Vesuvius ( Italy)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Napoli Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy|
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
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.