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Accident description
Last updated: 26 October 2016
Date:Saturday 27 October 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic MS76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Morane Saulnier MS.760B Paris
Operator:Società Nazionale Metanodotti (SNAM)
Registration: I-SNAP
C/n / msn: 99
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bascapè (   Italy)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA/LICC), Italy
Destination airport:Milano-Linate Airport (LIN/LIML), Italy
The jet crashed in stormy weather while approaching Milan-Linate. The head of Agip Petroli, an Italian oil company, Enrico Mattei was killed in the crash. The inquiries officially declared that it was an accident. Rumours are that the plane may have been sabotaged with an explosive device.

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Distance from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport to Milano-Linate Airport as the crow flies is 1002 km (627 miles).

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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