Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 11 March 1967
Time:ca 16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Operator:Aeralpi
Registration: I-CLAI
C/n / msn: 30
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Col Visentin (   Italy) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Venice-Marco Polo Airport (VCE/LIPZ), Italy
Destination airport:Cortina d'Ampezzo-Fiames Airport (CDF), Italy
Narrative:
The flight encountered bad weather (reduced visibility) at FL100 en route to Cortina. The pilot requested to continue in visual contact with the ground. Thick fog caused the pilot to lose visual contact with the ground while flying through the valley near the Fadalto Pass in an attempt to divert to Belluono. The Twin Otter collided with the Col Visentin (1763 m).

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» La Stampa 12 March 1967, p13


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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.
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