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Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:Monday 30 October 1972
Time:20:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Operator:Aero Trasporti Italiani - ATI
Registration: I-ATIR
C/n / msn: 10301
First flight: 1966
Total airframe hrs:17420
Cycles:23337
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Poggiorsini (   Italy)
Crash site elevation: 442 m (1450 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Napoli Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy
Destination airport:Bari-Palese Airport (BRI/LIBD), Italy
Flightnumber: 327
Narrative:
A Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 passenger plane, registered I-ATIR, was destroyed when it struck terrain near Poggiorsini, Italy. All 27 on board were killed.
ATI Flight 327 departed Napoli Airport (NAP) at 20:00 on a scheduled domestic service to Bari-Palese Airport (BRI) and Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS).

The airplane was descending towards Bari when it struck a hillside at an elevation of 1450 feet (442 m), some 35 km west-southwest of the airport, approximately on the extended centreline of runway 07.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Willem Wendt


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Distance from Napoli Airport to Bari-Palese Airport as the crow flies is 208 km (130 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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