Narrative:The DC-8 left Roma at 13:15 for a flight to Montreal via Milan. The aircraft struck the ground at 11,5 km north of Milan runway 35.
|Date:||02 AUG 1968|
|C/n / msn:|| 45630/159|
|First flight:|| 1962|
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls Royce 508-12 Conway|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 85|
|Total:||Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 95 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||11,5 km (7.2 mls) N of Milano-Malpensa Airport (MXP) (Italy)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Roma (unknown airport), Italy|
|Destination airport:||Milano-Malpensa Airport (MXP/LIMC), Italy|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Insufficient checking of fight times during the final portion of the approach; Positioning for final approach by means of a non standard procedure; Delayed detection of the VOR radial or wrong selection of such radial; Broken view of terrain north of the airport similar to that south of the airport."
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.