Accident description
Last updated: 20 August 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 1 January 1974
Time:12:38
Type:Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Operator:Itavia
Registration: I-TIDE
C/n / msn: 11015
First flight: 1969
Total airframe hrs:8712
Cycles:10206
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 42
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3,7 km (2.3 mls) S of Torino Airport (TRN) (   Italy) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bologna Airport (BLQ/LIPE), Italy
Destination airport:Torino-Caselle Airport (TRN/LIMF), Italy
Flightnumber: 897
Narrative:
During its final approach to Torino (TRN), the aircraft was flying under radar control in fog and unfavourable weather conditions. Runway visual range for runway 36 was 900 m. After hitting a tree top, the aircraft collided with the top of a building under construction. This resulted in separation of the right wing trailing edge flaps and rupture of the lower wing surface. The aircraft started rolling to the right. The right wing and tailplane then hit the ground and both separated. While the aircraft kept rolling, the left wing hit the ground and separated as well. The fuselage hit the ground while inverted and came to rest, also inverted, against and partly in a farm building.

Sources:
» Willem Wendt
» A Benefit Analysis for Cabin Water Spray Systems and Enhanced Fuselage Burnthrough Protection (CAA PAPER 2002/04)


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Distance from Bologna Airport to Torino-Caselle Airport as the crow flies is 294 km (184 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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