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Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2015
Date:Thursday 8 March 1962
Time:ca 23:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operator:SocietÓ Aerea Mediterranea - SAM
Registration: I-DIMO
C/n / msn: 44254/456
First flight: 1954
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mt Velino (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Destination airport:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italy
The DC-6 crashed into the Monte Velino while returning to Rome from Khartoum.

» L'UnitÓ, 9-3-1962


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Distance from Khartoum-Civil Airport to Roma-Ciampino Airport as the crow flies is 3466 km (2166 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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