Accident
Last updated: 23 September 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 26 febrero 1960
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7C
Operador:Alitalia
Registración: I-DUVO
Numéro de série: 45231/945
Año de Construcción: 1958
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 12
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 23 / Ocupantes: 40
Total:Fatalidades: 34 / Ocupantes: 52
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Shannon Airport (SNN) (   Irlanda) show on map
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Irlanda
Aeropuerto de Llegada:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 618
Descripción:
The Alitalia flight, on the Roma-Shannon-New York route, was being flown under the supervision of a check pilot. The aircraft took off from runway 05 and a left turn was initiated at 165 feet height. Height was lost during the turn, and the left wing tip contacted the ground. The left wing and no. 1 and 2 propellers then struck the stone wall and grave stones of the Clonloghan Church. The DC-7 then impacted the ground at a 170-180 knots airspeed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "No definite evidence leading to a particular reason for this accident was revealed by the investigation. It can only be concluded that the aeroplane lost height in a turn shortly after takeoff and struck the ground."

Fuentes:
» ICAO Circular 64-AN/58 (133-134)
» L'Unità 27-2-1960


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Distance from Shannon Airport to New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 4910 km (3069 miles).

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